Urbanistyk, Physical Type

Type Design, Editorial Design


Urbanistyk is a typeface inspired by the urban environment. The project originates in an exercise to create a typeface based on osteoporosis. This health condition weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.


My reaction was to create a type that reflects problematic spaces for people affected by this desease. I believe that osteoporosis is a problem when we live in cities and in societies where people can get alienated from their families, loosing one's strongest support system.

The images below show the type book I created after the typeface was done. Each letter has a hand-made-concrete and a vector-line version.

© 2020 by Nayari Cepeda.