Stadt was restlessly drawn out of a long-time desire for a tightly kerned sans. As a single weight family with over 500 glyphs, Stadt recalls the boldness within restraint of 1950s Swiss graphic design while carrying a sensibility for tomorrow’s sans serifs. Uprooting “neutral” connotations, Stadt expands opportunities for play and customization. It features a range of alternate characters, ligatures, arrows, geometric shapes, recycling symbols, icons as well as support for several languages. Thin accents and arrows harmonize yet contrast with the thick strokes of the letters, reiterating Stadt’s ability to stand out in a variety of contexts.
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, Emmy winner, Grammy nominee and he has spoken at many global design conferences about his unique vision for design.