Mississippi, a dynamic typeface with variable height
Nikola Djurek returns to his exploration of text patterns and gradients, this time by dynamically increasing or decreasing letter heights to control the rhythm of words and short texts.
Formally, Mississippi is inspired by the aesthetics of mid-20th-century America with its blues music, endless highways and bold advertising. Mississippi is both a high- and low-brow typeface, taking cues from America’s sophisticated fashion typography as well as from its underbelly of cheap ephemera. Mississippi is also distinctively musical, drawing on the fiery, passionate Delta blues, and giving unexpected movement to traditional typography. Mississippi works best in strong headlines, striking logos, and longer words.
Dutch book designer Tessa van der Waals used Mississippi for the book cover of the newly published book Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg, by the Iraqi writer Rodaan Al Galidi.
Mississippi Gradient Bottom Inside, great for multiple words
Mississippi Gradient Bottom Left, great for single words
Mississippi Gradient Bottom Right, great for single words
Mississippi Gradient Top Left, great for single words
Animation by Gen Ramírez