The MUMA type family was designed by David Pidgeon as a central element of a his studio's new identity for the Monash University Museum of Art. Inspired by the gallery's central corridor and designed within the constraints of the university's brand guidelines, the MUMA type family has the skeleton of Helvetica, the university's corporate typeface. My role in the project was to digitise the family, cleaning up curves, extending the character set and creating four weights which can be overlaid to create different effects. The level of detail in the typeface -- the tiny rounded stroke terminals and the hairline gaps between strokes -- posed a number of technical challenges and called for an unsually fine drawing grid of 2000 units per em.
A four-weight type family for Monash University Museum or Art. Designed by David Pidgeon as a custom version of Helvetica, the university's corporate font.