Fraktion Sans is a contemporary grotesque exploring the space between mechanical sturdiness and expressive clarity ● While its inspiration stems from vintage signage lettering, the final design is a rather far departure.
The square shape and the compact capitals are the only remnants of the original influence and when set in all-caps the industrial spirit is vaguely present. Even so the typeface has been shaped to a modern, versatile allrounder with a slight technical feel that works great in sober applications for screen and in editorial - and still maintains character to be a strong voice in branding ■ An exaggerated spur on the lowercase 'a' and ink traps are defining visual characteristics just as the squared-off rounds’ true verticals help create a steady cadence.
The proportional Sans is complemented by a fixed-width design: Fraktion Mono. The refitted letter shapes of the monospaced design add a surprising playfulness to a genre that generally feels more technical, making Fraktion Mono’s cuts the more informal bunch of the family ▲ Both typefaces offer plenty of typographic solutions through OpenType features like case sensitive punctuation, stylistic alternates, fractions and slashed zero. The 7 upright weights each have an italic counterpart and both sets are available as variable fonts.
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14 Styles with 604 Glyphs each Including Italic Support
Fractals appear the same at different scales, as illustrated in successive magnifications of the Mandelbrot set. Fractals exhibit similar patterns at increasingly smaller scales, a property called self-similarity, also known as expanding symmetry or unfolding symmetry; if this replication is exactly the same at every scale, as in the Menger sponge, it is called affine self-similar. Fractal geometry lies within the mathematical branch of measure theory. One way that fractals are different from finite geometric figures is how they scale. Doubling the edge lengths of a polygon multiplies its area by four, which is two (the ratio of the new to the old side length) raised to the power of two (the dimension of the space the polygon resides in). Likewise, if the radius of a sphere is doubled, its volume scales by eight, which is two (the ratio of the new to the old radius) to the power of three (the dimension that the sphere resides in). However, if a fractal's one-dimensional lengths are all doubled, the spatial content of the fractal scales by a power that is not necessarily an integer. This power is called the fractal dimension of the fractal, and it usually exceeds the fractal's topological dimension. Analytically, most fractals are nowhere differentiable. An infinite fractal curve can be conceived of as winding through space differently from an ordinary line – although it is still topologically 1-dimensional, its fractal dimension indicates that it also resembles a surface.
In mathematics, a fractal is a subset of Euclidean space with a fractal dimension that strictly exceeds its topological dimension.
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