Joachim Müller-Lancé’s Uppercut is a rather sporting fel­low, originally developed for the Krav Maga training cen­ter of San Francisco (Krav Maga is a simple and ef­ficient self-defense system that has become equally pop­ular in Hollywood and with law enforcement). Joachim has spent several years training, hitting things and people whenever he needs a break from kerning. Uppercut can be seen on the school’s t-shirts and other articles.

The design idea sprang from pencil sketches for the cen­ter’s new identity. Uppercut’s shapes are not cal­li­graphic or handwritten, more like lettering seen in comics or sports logos. Its brush movements are imag­inary, not too literally brushy. During development, details were sim­pli­fied and reduced until a bit of a cut-paper feel emerged, but more fluid like writing. The shapes are eco­nomi­cal and efficient; simplicity makes the font ver­sa­tile, holding up in small as well as big sizes.

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Uppercut is powerful, fast, confident, and dynamic. In the proportions, there is emphasis on a strong upper edge “keep­ing its guard up”, while several stems protrude down­ward, making it “light on its feet”.

Use Uppercut to pick up the pace, add snap, verve, and drive, on movie posters for action and adventure, product logos, food packaging, or an invitation to your barbecue.

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Joachim Müller-Lancé

Created: 2007–2011

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