Boring Sans, designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, is a typeface family designed along two variable axis: weight and weirdness. These two parameters allow designers to explore a full range of variations on sans serif design, starting from a neutral set of proportions and evolving to a strongly contrasted and dynamic treatment, ready to raise eyebrows on social media.
The basic “A” subfamily, developed in five weights plus italics, behaves like a traditional, solid workhorse sans serif, with finely tuned proportions for optimal readability and minimal emotional impact. The “B” subfamily, developed in the same ten weights, shows a more contemporary “brutal” approach, with slanted lines, deep ink traps and stronger contrast. All these features are brought to the extreme in the ten weights of the “C” subfamily, with each letter a bombastic show of exuberant weirdness. Each of the style variant is developed in five weight with matching italics, with a glyph set covering extended latin languages and including many alternate forms and stylistic sets.