Gitan is a flared sans serif, reminiscent of engraving and stone carving. Sturdy and informal, the design features a moderate contrast. Cuneiform head serifs and deeply cut wedge terminals give Gitan a sculptural appeal – a quality desired for all things display. A rhythmic pattern and the classic construction make it sparkle in text.
A natural look with a dynamic, that thrives in wooden and rock-solid materials. Gitan’s habitat is at the crossroads of editorial and packaging work, but by nature Gitan is flexible and willing to take risks.
What others say:
“One sans serif that I think is truly original is Sherpa Sans [now called Gitan].”
— Gerard Unger for the Pangramme exhibition catalogue
Florian Runge is an independent designer specialising in typeface design and typography. He holds a master’s degree in Typeface Design from the University of Reading and regularly collaborates with design studios and type foundries around the world. Florian’s interests range from multilingual typeface design to responsive typography and conceptual type-systems. In his research he has explored 20th century Danish type design and investigated typographic practices in the Devanagari script.