The New York Times Magazine asked us for a trial of the Cinderblock family for their cover story on Serena Williams (August 30, 2015). They loved it so much that they licensed it almost immediately. We were struck when we saw Cinderblock standing beside Serena, looking (almost) as striking and powerful as she is.
If prisons are built with stones of law, then powerful words indeed are built with letters of Cinderblock–the World’s Tallest Typeface.
Inspired by masonry and available in eight heights–each version growing approximately 25% taller than the previous–Cinderblock is a brand new typeface designed to achieve maximum vertical coverage.
The ultra-thin white spaces within the letterforms create a spatial rhythm between letters and counters, and the extreme contrast between positive and negative spaces allows letters, sentences and paragraphs to stack together like a wall of cinder blocks when typeset carefully.
The brainchild of graphic designer Stefan Kjartansson, who previously brought you Black Slabbath and Cumulus & Foam, Cinderblock is delivered in OpenType format.