Demitasse Typeface

Typeface Design | 2016

Demitasse is a typeface inspired by “The Something by John Grisham,” a short story from the book One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak.

The name Demitasse alludes to the morning cup of coffee the protagonist of the story enjoys before his day takes a turn for the worst. The prefix ‘demi’ also refers to the half-curved, half-straight serif that characterizes the typeface. This unconventional serif was designed to play off of the half-serious, half-humorous tone of the original story.

While Demitasse is first and foremost a text face, the small details hidden within each letter make it a strong competitor as a display face as well.