Phantom Sans, a geometric sans with attitude.
The typographic trend being already overcrowded with geometric sans, Phantom is trying to infuse some warmth and a touch of originality in the genre. I worked on the design for almost two years before I came up with this design that satisfies my requirements. Phantom Sans is a Futura, is a Grotesk, is a Geometric, but Phantom is also more. The dots are bigger than usual, making the text easier to read in small sizes, specially on screen—and giving an inimitable look. The g has a very closed tail, making the font highly recognizable, and quite impactful in bold. The r is wider than usual, letting the words breathe. The t has a hight ascender, to help it stand out. The upper case loosely follows the proportions of Roman Capitals (think Trajan) instead of more even proportions, giving to the typeface a more historic ground and feel. In the same time, the rounds (O of course but very closed C and G) have a radical geometric circular look. It's all about the oscillation between past and present and how to blend an old shape in a modern treatment. Globally all design decisions are made to make the glyphs graphic, and the words flows.
Classic and contemporary as a ghost being here for centuries, Phantom Sans would be at its best in apps, websites or books that seek for radical modernity grounded in history of type.