Quarto is a seriffed display family marked by controlled contrast. Its fluid motions are checked by a steadfast rhythm, its density invigorated by sudden geometric turns and sharp corners.
Designed as a text-size complement to our Knockout family, Ringside is a powerhouse sans serif in six widths, each in eight weights, with both romans and italics.
In her words.
“The essential power of type is as the tone of voice of the written word. As our world grows ever more digital, and thus typographic, the ability to understand and harness that power becomes ever more fundamental.
Prior to joining Monotype, Sara played a part in nearly every H&Co typeface after her arrival there in 2005 — as a designer, and later also through her oversight of the type design team. Among those, she contributed to the development of the Verlag, Chronicle, Gotham, Tungsten, Idlewild, Numbers, Sentinel, and Whitney families, and played a formative role in the design of Quarto, Ringside, and Decimal.
Her master’s dissertation research sparked an ongoing project exploring the evolution of the sans serif in the types of the 19th century, and she was one of the founding instructors of the [email protected] Condensed certificate program. As an only partially reformed Torontonian living in New York, Sara still spells like a Canadian and can’t really think in Fahrenheit.