Slovak National Gallery

Custom Fonts2022

SNG Sans is a custom typeface designed specifically for use in the new visual identity of the renovated building of the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava. The starting point for the design was the construction and proportions of Futura and Universal Grotesk, two typefaces that dominated editorial design and branding in Czechoslovakia in the second half of the 20th century, precisely at the time of the construction of the gallery’s iconic bridge, which is also the most prominent part of the current reconstruction.

Formally, SNG Sans is a constructed geometric sans-serif typeface featuring eight weights with italics, small caps, broad Latin language support, multiple sets of figures, and various OpenType features. The typeface is primarily intended for display setting — this is reflected in the wide range of weights from Hair to Black, a large number of glyph variants, and significant variability in glyph proportions — glyphs such as n, m, u are narrow, while circular glyphs such as o, b, d are wide and round.

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Date: Dec 2022
Client: Slovak National Gallery, SK
Art Direction: Pavlína Morháčová, SK, Branislav Matis, SK
  • Black Stylistic Set 1
    Knižnica Kornela a Nade Földváriovcov
  • Light Stylistic Set 4
    Generácia 909: Reloaded
  • Regular
    Akustický experiment vo vizuálnom umení
  • Bold Stylistic Set 3
    Filmová prehliadka BERGMAN A ŽENY
  • Medium
    SNG Slovenská národná galéria
  • Heavy Stylistic Set 5
    Magazín o umení 365° #4
  • Thin
    Arnold Peter Weisz-Kubínčan
  • Hair Stylistic Set 2
    Schaubmarov Mlyn Pezinok