Rodina is my thesis project for the Type and Media master course. It is the result of closely studying the work of calligraphy masters and taking a contemporary view on historical sources. Rodina reinterprets classical themes through rhythm, a unique contrast and a sharpness in both the text and display styles. In the process, I gathered non-type related images that resonated with the world of Rodina and these helped me shape its character.
With its slightly oblique stress, a generous x-height and almost flaring serifs, the typeface provides legibility at text sizes. The crisp details of Rodina become more obvious in its display styles. The italic is characterized by clear, sharp strokes, which contrast nicely with the more classical roman capitals. Together, these styles allow the creation of text hierarchies, with vibrating texture and flowing rhythm. The typeface is still a work in progress.