Arts & Culture

There’s A Font Inspired By A Philippine President

Move over, Helvetica—we love the vintage-deco lines of this typeface

Photography: Images by Kimchi Lee on Behance

Ask any graphic designer or art director what their favorite fonts are, and they will show you their personal picks. They will probably rave about the modernist popularity of Helvetica, extol the classic lines of Baskerville, and point out the skinny minimalism of Century Gothic.

But did you know that there is a locally designed font named after a Philippine president? The Quezon typeface, designed by Filipino illustrator and designer Kimchi Lee, is a font that is inspired by Manuel L. Quezon, the first Philippine president of the Commonwealth period (1935-1946). 

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