Type Specimen Booklet

Exemplifying Scala Sans

My objective for this project was to showcase Scala Sans in a way that exemplified its versatility, while creating an engaging booklet that represented the typeface well. I wanted to create a consistent theme that would tie the pages together in a cohesive, purposeful way. Because of Scala Sans’ history of originally being designed for a concert hall in the Netherlands, I decided to theme the entire booklet around music. 

Music in Mind

The FF Scala Sans typeface was designed in 1993 by Martin Majoor and is a part of the Monotype foundry. Originally it was designed for the Vredenburg Music Center, which is a concert hall in Utrecht, Netherlands. But now it is used in a wide variety of venues and publications because of its versatility. The typeface derives its name “scala” from a famous theater in Milan, Italy commonly referred to as “La Scala”.

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Purposeful Design

Because of Scala Sans' history, I chose to theme this type specimen booklet and its associated poster around music.

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