Allerta is an open source typeface I’ve designed for use in signage. Allerta was designed to be easily and quickly read from a distance. Each letter exploits the most unique aspects of that individual letter so that each character can be easily distinguished from any other.
I’ve released Allerta as an open source project so that those countries, communities, and/or organizations without a proper signage system may have a way of quickly designing and implementing one.
The name Allerta is derived from the origins of the word alert (adj. swift, v. to advise or warn). The Italian origin all’erta literally means on the lookout.
While Allerta is complete with a large character set, because it is open source, modification and expansion is encouraged. I also intend to continue working on it to improve the spacing, add more kerning pairs, add more useful icons, and maybe even add more weights in the future.
For a full overview, check out the PDF and visit the minisite I’ve set up to download it.
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