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Einai to kati pou menei – Tolis Voskopoulos

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 2nd, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Einai to kati pou menei – Tolis Voskopoulos
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Büro Destruct. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Motter Ombra goes to Hellas! Like in the previously posted Use of Cyrillic Ombra, these Greek characters are not part of an official language extension, but were accomplished by cleverly repurposing and modifying Motter’s Latin glyphs.

    Omicron (ο), eta (η), final sigma (ς), and upsilon (υ) were the easy part. They could be replaced by their Latin look-alikes o, n, s, and v, with tonos marks made from periods. Lambda (λ) and kappa (κ) required more creativity. These were made by flipping y and cropping k. Sigma (σ) is o with added stroke, and pi (π) two connected stems of unknown origin. Ombra’s T and B were considered inappropriate for standing in for Tau (Τ) and Beta (Β), and were patched up from lowercase t and b, respectively, with some supporting bits. And boom: Τόλης Βοσκόπουλος!

    Unknown Letraset wrangler: My hat is off to you. Contemporary font users: That’s not how it is done anymore. Today, there’s a considerable and steadily growing number of fine typefaces with Greek support to choose from.

    This Laïkó album cover was spotted in Büro Destruct’s Fonts from the Flea Market series. Photography by Alida Mavrogeni.

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