Mía Display

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Intersecting typography with the construct of gender. Gender-neutral display typeface including bold and regular variants. High contrast between thick and thin strokes enhancing visual strength. Comes in two weights with matching rotalics and supports Latin. Contains 225 glyphs including alternates.

Poster designs using light and heavy variants. Showing how typeface can be utilized on print. Swipe to view.

Reclaiming exaggerated curvilinear and voluptuous features not to enhance or idealize women's bodies but rather to be loud and unapologetic as women are underrepresented in type design. Furthermore, poster design has been a predominately male industry. Historically, men have dominated the design field and established the canon of "good design" while women are labeled as the "exceptions". With this typeface, I hope to challenge the notion of what it means to make "good design" while dismantling gender binary of feminine versus masculine.

Feminine typefaces are associated with smooth, rounded, and curvy characteristics. Masculine typefaces exhibit thick, hard, and geometric forms. The craft of rendering typefaces—or any craft for that matter—is also seen as a masculine practice. Mía Display combines and balances both aspects to explore gender-neutral design. The name Mía translates to “mine” in Spanish and is also my sister’s name.

Mía Display — Heavy


Mía Display — Heavy Rotalics