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Mota Italic [Rob Keller]

Foundry, est. 2009 by Rob and Sonja Keller. Originally located in Berlin, Mota Italic is a type design studio specializing in unique, extensive type families. It relcated to Mumbai, India, at the end of 2014.

Rob Keller (b. 1981) is a typeface designer from Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned Bachelor (BFA) degrees in both Graphic Design and Sculpture. From 2006 until 2007 he attended the University of Reading, England, for the MA in Typeface Design program. Immediately following the dissertation submission, Rob moved to Frankfurt, Germany, to work at Linotype GmbH in the Product Marketing department. He left Linotype to be able to do type design full time, first as a freelancer then forming Mota Italic in 2009. Sonja Keller, now Sonja Stange, left Mota Italic in 2013 to join Type Together. Since 2014, Rob lives in Mumbai.

Mota Italic's fonts:

  • Vesper, a hookish and sturdy serif typeface with which Rob graduated from Reading in 2007 [Discussion by I Love Typography]. It includes Vesper Devanagari (2006) and Vesper Hebrew. The Vesper Devanagari character set was completed in 2014 through the collaboration with Kimya Gandhi. The free font Vesper Libre (2014) is a special web version that has been optimized for online use. Tiny details have been simplified and the character set is reduced for the perfect balance of beautiful web typography with fast page loading.
  • Mota Pixel (free), made in 2009.
  • In 2013, Rob created the ultra-fat counterless typeface Pufff with three f's.
  • Fip (2015) is a techno family.
  • When he was a student at Reading he announced that he was working on these font projects: Azul y Blanco Pin Pan Pun (hand-printed), Compilation Serif, New Orleans Light, Unicase Monospace, Untitled Experiment, Chef, Gemma. The large informal typeface family Gemma was finally published in 2009. It includes wonderful multiple master dingbats.
  • Brashy, a crazy large multi-glyph hand-crafted typeface that emulates painted letters.

Type blog by Rob Keller. He graduated in 2007 with Vesper, a hookish and sturdy serif face.

At the University of Reading, he published Linotype Devanagari: an abridged history of the typeface with analysis of the 1975 redesign (2007).

Alternate URL for his blog. Klingspor link.

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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html