Diaspora is a display font inspired by Italian immigration to Scotland between 1880 and 1920. Indeed, a diaspora emerged to such an extent that the Scots-Italian became recognisable as a fully-fledged persona encompassing characteristics of both cultures. Therefore, Diaspora expresses the hybrid identities of Italians who immigrated to Scotland. This is translated by the addition of seven alternates for the letters A, E, M, N, T, U, V and W. To underline the concept of immigration by the means of type-design, the traditional and iconic aspects of lettering from both countries are emphasised.
While having their own characteristics, Diaspora’s letters are designed on a single basic structure, helping to create a harmonious set. Each user can develop their own identity of the font using alternates. The font offers the possibility to create a typically Roman or Gaelic text style or to create a hybrid text that sees both cultures coexist.
Download the demo version here.
— Total glyph set: 306
Opentype Features: Uppercase, lowercase, punctuation & symbols, diacritics, stylistic set 1: 7 alternates A, E, M, N, T, U, W.