An Open Source Type Specimen

An entry to a live brief set by Studio Bergini and awarded first place, Sportowa Allokotos / Sporting Grotesque is an open-sourced, multilingual type specimen, exploring the concept of physical transformation.

Inspired by the diverse European heritage of the typeface, the body of the book will transform through the chapters of the novel from English, to French,

to Greek and finally to Polish.

Typography inside each chapter is centered and kerned by hand to give the often static text a sense of fluidity, and the running page numbers change position randomly as you go on, to mimic this effect.

Unlike the more traditional type specimen, Sportowa Allokotos / Sporting Grotesque uses languages to show-case the unique elements of the typeface in ways where they will arise naturally in the context of the story.