Query is not the typical typeface family. Its members inherit the quirky asymmetrical contrast and spatial rhythm of 1960s wood type and, in varying degrees, the outright geometry of Paul Renner’s earlier ideas for Futura. The gradation from black to extra light is not only a change in color, but also character. From the gregarious heavyweights to their even-keeled lightweight siblings, Query carries a range of expressive utility. To take things further, stylistic set 2 squarely mutates certain glyphs, transforming the face into something slightly alien and vaguely futuristic.
Michael is an internationally recognized Creative Director and Artist who is currently leading a multi-disciplinary design studio, Cina Associates. His design portfolio includes many prominent Fortune 500 companies including Disney, Apple, American Express, ESPN, Pepsi, Coke, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft. Over his career, he has applied and synthesized typography, branding, illustration, motion, web, music, photography, art and typefaces to produce an integrated approach to his design. Cina’s work is consistently featured in numerous publications and he has spoken at many global design conferences about his unique vision for design.