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Cabrito Sans: Kick off your shoes & feel the “sans” between your toes.

It’s time to kick off your shoes and feel the “sans” between your toes. Like Cabrito Inverto, its stress-reversing cousin, the new Cabrito Sans serves up something nice and cool in the heat of the project.
A quick recap: the original Cabrito is an insigne Design slab serif produced for the kid’s book The Clothes Letters Wear. It’s been pretty well-received--even more than I expected. I promised to grow the family with a free-standing inverted style that could pair well with Cabrito. (See Cabrito Inverto.) Now, I’m rounding out the family with this well-crafted sans.
And so now, Sans is where it’s at. Strip away the serifs of Cabrito, and you have a laid back, rounded sans serif alternative served up over easy. This handwriting-inspired creation--like its relatives--is definitely not uptight about its forms (though not afraid to show them off a little).
Cabrito Sans’ whole pack of alternates is accessible in any OpenType-enabled program. This kiddo consists of a workforce of alternates, s…

Oita, a octagonal typeface.

Oita might be a carefully crafted typeface family, created by a meat-bag human.

Or, it might have been made by a supremely clever sentient robot.
Found in the dark recesses of a top secret spy agencies quantum computer, this font came with this somewhat unusual description, which is presented without comment.


“To conquer, we cannot simply overcome. Success is found in supremacy--in the dominance of Oita.
While looking for the right tool for this success, our research has led us to the finely executed forms found of military domination throughout history. In our labs, we’ve used our specialized machines to harness these forms’ power and refined their impact through elements of contemporary and computer design. The structure proves to be robotic and squared on its edges. However, the chutzpah of this technical face still allows it to pass as if created by human hands.












Our resulting payload, Oita, is modern and sturdy. While based on a practical, octagonal structure, make no mistake; this ne…