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OC Mikola

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In a twist of fate, a legendary typographer left this Univers to embark on an extraordinary quest in Japan, immersing himself in the clandestine world of the ancient ninja, honing his typographic precision to the lethal art of stealth, blending the rational strokes of calligraphy with the swift movements of a warrior.

Emerging from the shadows, the typographic maestro infused the letterforms of Mikola with an enigmatic energy, as if the stealthy elegance and precision of his martial artistry had seeped into every curve and counter, bestowing the font with an unmistakable aura of intrigue, captivating readers and leaving them spellbound by the silent power imbued within each meticulously crafted character.

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Mikola blends European typographic principles with the delicate subtleties of Japanese brand design in a refined and symbiotic union of structured functionality and swift precision.

Inspired by the presence of Univers, it integrates rational design with unique personality, characterized by the sharp junctions seen in glyphs like a, k and x.
The letters akx showing variable axes and outline style of font OC Mikola
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AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz
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User Manual v1.2

For more information download the User Manual AKA the Type Specimen PDF.

Olympische Spiele München 1972 Olympische Spiele München 1972
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Betamax

Type Testers

Play around with the font, check the different weights and stylistic sets, for logos, body text... we got you. Enjoy!

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In 1953, along with Inge Scholl and Max Bill, he founded the Ulm School of Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm), which became one of Germany's leading educational centers for design from its founding until its closure in 1968. Faculty and students included such notable designers as Tomás Maldonado, Peter Seitz, and Anthony Froshaug. Aicher was heavily involved in corporate branding and is considered one of the pioneers of Corporate design.[1] Among others, he was influential in the corporate identity of the company Braun, and he designed the logo for the German airline Lufthansa in 1969.
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Gemeinsam mit seiner späteren Frau Inge Scholl, der ältesten Schwester von Hans und Sophie, war er 1946 Mitgründer der Ulmer Volkshochschule, für die er bis in die 1960er Jahre zahlreiche Plakate entwarf. Mit Max Bill und Inge Scholl leistete er ab Ende der 1940er Jahre theoretische und konzeptionelle Vorarbeiten für eine eigene Hochschule für Gestaltung, die 1953 mit der Grundsteinlegung am Kuhberg in Ulm realisiert wurden. Er wurde Dozent für Visuelle Kommunikation. Aicher was heavily involved in corporate branding and is considered one of the pioneers of Corporate design.[1] Among others, he was influential in the corporate identity of the company Braun, and he designed the logo for the German airline Lufthansa in 1969.
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Basando su trabajo en parte en la iconografía de los Juegos del 64, Aicher creó un conjunto de pictogramas destinados a proporcionar una interpretación visual del deporte que presentaban para que los atletas y visitantes de la villa olímpica y el estadio pudieran encontrar su camino. Creó pictogramas mediante una paleta de colores brillantes específica que eligió para estos Juegos. Estos diseños influyeron directamente en los pictogramas DOT, desarrollados en 1974 por el Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos, que aplicaron los mismos principios a la señalización pública estándar, como los de inodoros y teléfonos; los pictogramas DOT a su vez se han empleado en todo el mundo. La serie de pictogramas que creó no fue una tarea simple; el objetivo de cada pictograma era funcionar como un claro signo de la actividad que representaba, manteniendo simultáneamente su comprensión universal.2​ 1952 heiratete Otl Aicher Inge Scholl. Aus der Ehe stammen fünf Kinder: Eva Aicher (* 1953), Florian Aicher (* 1954), Pia Aicher (1954–1975), Julian Aicher (* 1958) und Manuel Aicher (* 1960). 1956 wurde er, nach dem Austritt Max Bills, Mitglied eines Rektoratskollegiums der Hochschule für Gestaltung, bevor er von 1962 bis 1964 deren alleiniger Rektor war. Zudem hatte er Gastprofessuren in Yale und Rio de Janeiro.
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Sony Playstation
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In 1953, along with Inge Scholl and Max Bill, he founded the Ulm School of Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm), which became one of Germany's leading educational centers for design from its founding until its closure in 1968. Faculty and students included such notable designers as Tomás Maldonado, Peter Seitz, and Anthony Froshaug. Aicher was heavily involved in corporate branding and is considered one of the pioneers of Corporate design.[1] Among others, he was influential in the corporate identity of the company Braun, and he designed the logo for the German airline Lufthansa in 1969.
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Gemeinsam mit seiner späteren Frau Inge Scholl, der ältesten Schwester von Hans und Sophie, war er 1946 Mitgründer der Ulmer Volkshochschule, für die er bis in die 1960er Jahre zahlreiche Plakate entwarf. Mit Max Bill und Inge Scholl leistete er ab Ende der 1940er Jahre theoretische und konzeptionelle Vorarbeiten für eine eigene Hochschule für Gestaltung, die 1953 mit der Grundsteinlegung am Kuhberg in Ulm realisiert wurden. Er wurde Dozent für Visuelle Kommunikation. Aicher was heavily involved in corporate branding and is considered one of the pioneers of Corporate design.[1] Among others, he was influential in the corporate identity of the company Braun, and he designed the logo for the German airline Lufthansa in 1969.
Opentype
Basando su trabajo en parte en la iconografía de los Juegos del 64, Aicher creó un conjunto de pictogramas destinados a proporcionar una interpretación visual del deporte que presentaban para que los atletas y visitantes de la villa olímpica y el estadio pudieran encontrar su camino. Creó pictogramas mediante una paleta de colores brillantes específica que eligió para estos Juegos. Estos diseños influyeron directamente en los pictogramas DOT, desarrollados en 1974 por el Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos, que aplicaron los mismos principios a la señalización pública estándar, como los de inodoros y teléfonos; los pictogramas DOT a su vez se han empleado en todo el mundo. La serie de pictogramas que creó no fue una tarea simple; el objetivo de cada pictograma era funcionar como un claro signo de la actividad que representaba, manteniendo simultáneamente su comprensión universal.2​ 1952 heiratete Otl Aicher Inge Scholl. Aus der Ehe stammen fünf Kinder: Eva Aicher (* 1953), Florian Aicher (* 1954), Pia Aicher (1954–1975), Julian Aicher (* 1958) und Manuel Aicher (* 1960). 1956 wurde er, nach dem Austritt Max Bills, Mitglied eines Rektoratskollegiums der Hochschule für Gestaltung, bevor er von 1962 bis 1964 deren alleiniger Rektor war. Zudem hatte er Gastprofessuren in Yale und Rio de Janeiro.
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Sony Playstation

Open Type Features

The selection of stylistic sets add to versatility, giving Mikola a variety of flavors from classic and approachable to a more digital aesthetic.

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Classic
Architekten und Künstler — Visuelle Kommunikation — Olympischen Spiele München — Architekten und Künstler — Visuelle Kommunikation — Olympischen Spiele München —
ss02
Friends
Ægæn Sea — Only Bondage — Rocky Road — Dark Oxygen — Yellow Krayon — Ægæn Sea — Only Bondage — Rocky Road — Dark Oxygen — Yellow Krayon —
ss03
Raygun
Regal kicks — Yakuza Skybox — Knackered joystick — SEIKO QUARTZ — PIQUANCY — Kawasaki — Regal kicks — Yakuza Skybox — Knackered joystick — SEIKO QUARTZ — PIQUANCY — Kawasaki —
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ss04 / Big Tings
ss05 / Friendly Raygun
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ss06 / Why Not
ss07 / Raygun

Language Support & Glyph Set

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Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Breton, Catalan, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Kabuverdianu, Kalenjin, Kinyarwanda, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Manx, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian, Nynorsk Nyankole, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Serbian, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Upper Sorbian, Uzbek (Latin), Volapük, Vunjo, Welsh, Western Frisian, Zulu

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Bespoke Services

If you love an Otherwhere font and feel that some customization will make it even more perfect for you or your client's needs get in touch we'd love to discuss it with you. ♥
• Re-naming
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• Glyph Set & Language Extension
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• Font From Scratch

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