Basement
Grotesque

Stitch

Basement Grotesque is the studio’s first venture into the daunting but exciting world of type design. Of course, we had to start with a heavyweight: striking and unapologetically so; flawed but charming and full of character.

We set out inspired by the expressiveness of early 19th-century grotesque typefaces and the boldness and striking visuals of the contemporary revival of brutalist aesthetics. Grotesque is the first step in a very ambitious path we’ve set for ourselves.

The typeface is a work in progress, open to anyone who shares our visual and graphic sensibilities. You're invited to check our journey as we iterate, change, and add new weights and widths in the future as we learn by doing.

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abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
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Characters

413 glyphs
Black (800)
OTF

Lëtzebuerg
Moscow
Genève
Roma

CATACOMBS, ALTHOUGH MOST NOTABLE AS UNDERGROUND PASSAGEWAYS AND CEMETERIES, ALSO HOUSE MANY DECORATIONS.

There are thousands of decorations in the centuries-old catacombs of Rome, catacombs of Paris, and other known and unknown catacombs, some of which include inscriptions, paintings, statues, ornaments, and other items placed in the graves over the years.

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1918-2021
£ 206.10
€ 37,00
1918-2021
£ 206.10
€ 37,00

Try this beauty :)

Handcrafted
for strong designs

S: 108PX | T: -2px | L: 110%

S: 108PX | T: -2px | L: 110%

108PX
-2px
110%
subway poster
subway poster
street poster
street poster
mar del plata poster
mar del plata poster
the odyssey poster
the odyssey poster
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Forget morality

Moral philosophy is bogus, a mere substitute for God that licenses ugly emotions.

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In every Mithraeum the centerpiece was a representation of Mithras killing a sacred bull, an act called the Tauroctony.

2K21

CHANGELOG

Version History

1.2

Refined shapes for certain glyphs. Adjusted kerning and addition of more variants and ligatures.

24 Sep 2021

1.1

Refined and redrawn shapes. Masters set up for additional weights and widths. Renaming from Bold to Black to comply with the new weight spectrum.

08 Aug 2021

1.0

Private release. Bold weight, full set of glyphs with support for most Latin languages, full set of punctuation and symbols.

28 May 2021

0.9

Capital letters, alternative glyphs, stylistic sets, regular and discretionary ligatures, lining and old-style figures.

24 May 2021

0.5

Lowercase and some capital letters.

17 Apr 2021

Stats

Features status

Family styles

1/5

Character set

4/5

Spacing & Kerning

3/5

Hinting

4/5

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Eric

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I’m downloading the #basementgrotesque typeface, the boldest font I’ll ever use on my side-projects. Thank you guys @basementstudio 🏴 Get it now: https://t.co/L4pwk63P5u

16:40 pm - 22 Oct 2021

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I’m downloading the #basementgrotesque typeface, the boldest font I’ll ever use on my side-projects. Thank you guys @basementstudio 🏴 Get it now: https://t.co/G6RHQP4g4o

03:59 am - 21 Oct 2021

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@spectromein

I’m downloading the #basementgrotesque typeface, the boldest font I’ll ever use on my side-projects. Thank you guys @basementstudio 🏴 Get it now: https://t.co/2HFwixYT57

23:14 pm - 18 Oct 2021

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Ines

@_inchilada

I’m downloading the #basementgrotesque typeface, the boldest font I’ll ever use on my side-projects. Thank you guys @basementstudio 🏴 Get it now: https://t.co/0lnWAM1laR

16:44 pm - 18 Oct 2021

1.2

Refined shapes for certain glyphs. Adjusted kerning and addition of more variants and ligatures.

24 Sep 2021

1.1

Refined and redrawn shapes. Masters set up for additional weights and widths. Renaming from Bold to Black to comply with the new weight spectrum.

08 Aug 2021

1.0

Private release. Bold weight, full set of glyphs with support for most Latin languages, full set of punctuation and symbols.

28 May 2021

0.9

Capital letters, alternative glyphs, stylistic sets, regular and discretionary ligatures, lining and old-style figures.

24 May 2021

0.5

Lowercase and some capital letters.

17 Apr 2021

Family styles

1/5

Character set

4/5

Spacing & Kerning

3/5

Hinting

4/5

Eric avatar

Eric

@ericherzobrien

I’m downloading the #basementgrotesque typeface, the boldest font I’ll ever use on my side-projects. Thank you guys @basementstudio 🏴 Get it now: https://t.co/L4pwk63P5u

16:40 pm - 22 Oct 2021

0xASTN avatar

0xASTN

@astnworld

I’m downloading the #basementgrotesque typeface, the boldest font I’ll ever use on my side-projects. Thank you guys @basementstudio 🏴 Get it now: https://t.co/G6RHQP4g4o

03:59 am - 21 Oct 2021

spectromein avatar

spectromein

@spectromein

I’m downloading the #basementgrotesque typeface, the boldest font I’ll ever use on my side-projects. Thank you guys @basementstudio 🏴 Get it now: https://t.co/2HFwixYT57

23:14 pm - 18 Oct 2021

Ines avatar

Ines

@_inchilada

I’m downloading the #basementgrotesque typeface, the boldest font I’ll ever use on my side-projects. Thank you guys @basementstudio 🏴 Get it now: https://t.co/0lnWAM1laR

16:44 pm - 18 Oct 2021