About NaN Fiasco

NaN Fiasco is a disobedient sans-serif drawing inspiration from errata in the design, application and reproduction of letterforms. This includes but is not limited to; hinting glitches, slipped vinyl, overlapping posters, substitute forms, flipped glyphs, mis-weighting and naive construction. As a seemingly irrational treatment of a rational genre, inconsistency-as-a-rule lends the typeface a mischievous warmth that separates it from its starker modernist sources.

The family comes in a collection of 9 distinct weights ranging from a thin to a bloated ultra. Please see the PDF for more details regarding language support, the complete glyph-set and extended samples. Trial fonts available.

Typeface: NaN Fiasco
Designer: Luke Prowse
Year: 2016-2021
Languages: Supporting 219 latin based languages
Formats: TTF, WOFF2 (Autohinted)

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Peter Schmidt & Brian Eno
Honor thy error as a hidden intention
Look closely at the most embarrassing details and amplify them
BALANCE THE CONSISTENCY PRINCIPLE WITH THE INCONSISTENCY PRINCIPLE
In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts”, a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale. The set went through three limited edition printings before Schmidt suddenly died in early 1980, after which the card decks became rather rare and expensive. Sixteen years later software pioneer Peter Norton convinced Eno to let him create a fourth edition as Christmas gifts for his friends (not for sale, although they occasionally come up at auction). Eno’s decision to revisit the cards and his collaboration with Norton in revising them is described in detail in his 1996 book A Year with Swollen Appendices. With public interest in the cards undiminished, in 2001 Eno once again produced a new set of Oblique Strategies cards. The number and content of the cards vary according to the edition. In May 2013 a limited edition of 500 boxes, in burgundy rather than black, was issued. In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts” a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale.
“ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSẞTUVWXYZ”
abcdefghijklmnopqrsßtuvwxtz
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Samples

NaN Fiasco Ultra Do the words need changing?
NaN Fiasco Extra Black Errata (Korrekturverzeichnis)
NaN Fiasco Black Oblique Strategies © 1975, 1978
NaN Fiasco Bold Ein Auto fuhr durch Gossensaß
NaN Fiasco Medium The Lord is a shoving leopard!
NaN Fiasco Regular It deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr
NaN Fiasco Light Systematic, random & blunderous
NaN Fiasco Extra Light Décollage, in art, is the opposite of
NaN Fiasco Thin TheCuriousCaseOfACamelWriting

Styles

  • NaN Fiasco Thin
  • NaN Fiasco Extra Light
  • NaN Fiasco Light
  • NaN Fiasco Regular
  • NaN Fiasco Medium
  • NaN Fiasco Bold
  • NaN Fiasco Black
  • NaN Fiasco Extra Black
  • NaN Fiasco Ultra

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