The Gap has been Austria’s leading medium for creative life and pop culture since 1997 – independently, in print and online. Published monthly, reviewing Austrian culture within an international context. Thematics include music, film, cinema, fashion, IT, science, politics, graphic design, art, culture, mobility, games, comics, literature, and more. Shown here are images from a few editions from 2008.
Odile is a text typeface, with bracketed top serifs and unbracketed bottom serifs in lowercase, a quality that counters the rigidness that most traditional slab serif typefaces possess. The design draws inspiration from an experimental typeface named Charter, originally designed by the American book and type designer William Addison Dwiggins.
Dwiggins contemplated Charter as the italic companion to Arcadia, Experimental No. 221. The Charter project progressed slowly, was put on pause during World War II and came to a halt in 1955. The typeface family remained incomplete and was never commercially released. Odile Upright Italic reveals visible similarities shared by Dwiggins’ Charter and defines the design approach for the family.
The accompanying sans serif is Flama from Feliciano Type.