Fugit is a text typeface reinterpreting and impersonating Figural, the 1940s typeface of Czech designer Oldřich Menhart. Fugit attempts to capture Figural’s calligraphic nuance with the constraint of only using straight lines.
Fugit was the product of thinking through — and drawing through — uneasy questions about what it means to ‘revive‘ type, especially as an English speaking person disconnected from the cultural context of reference material. The outcome arrives at an irreverent sensibility and self awareness as an off-brand, rip-off or imitation.
Wei Huang, Rob Janes