In 2006, Berlin designer Ralph du Carrois along with a group from the TYPO3 Association developed the new TYPO3 logo and also the TYPO3 typeface Share. In the years following, T-shirts, stickers, banners and other printed materials were created for a variety of TYPO3 events.
Share creatively plays with the appearance of machine-readable type. Of course, the first font, Share Tech Mono, was created monospaced in order to visually emphasize the nature of attractive and exciting written source code. But it was clear that a monospaced font wasn’t especially suitable for text and other types of written communication and that TYPO3 could not get by with only one font.
In total, four fonts were developed (Regular, Italic, Bold and BoldItalic), each equipped with two different sets of digits (Old Style Figures and Tabular Figures). These fonts are designed for working with text with a special focus on the monitor. They include the character sets of Western European languages and are available in TrueType and OpenType.
Since Share’s popularity is growing among TYPO3 users as well as Typekit and other free-font website users, the Berlin designers are currently working on an expanded Share Pro family.
It will include Cyrillic and Greek and offer far more line widths. Also, 10 weights ranging from Hairline to Black are in the works. Share Pro will be available in the first half of 2011.
We will happily keep you updated.
Currently, the complete Share 2006 is available free.