Foundry: Andy Babb
Polygon began as an experiment in which a grid of equilateral triangles was used to construct a double-storey lowercase g. That grid became the basis for designing the uppercase and remaining lowercase characters of the Latin alphabet. It was necessary to create a secondary grid of half-size triangles in order to form more complex glyphs, smaller characters, and accent marks. The full Polygon family includes three additional weights. Polygon Layered (Polygon Left Layer + Polygon Right Layer) is a chromatic version of the regular face and highlights the gridded structure of the letters, breaking all left-pointing and right-pointing triangles into two separate layers. Polygon Slanted and Polygon Slanted Layered (Polygon Slanted Left Layer + Polygon Slanted Right Layer) are forced obliques. Polygon's inherent geometry lends the family a tech sensibility. With a set of nearly 300 characters and the versatility afforded by its chromatic options, Polygon is a robust and flexible display family designed by Andy Babb.