Motter Factum
1998, by Othmar Motter

Digital elaboration
by Lucas de Groot

light / light italic /
book / book italic /
regular / italic /
medium / medium italic /
bold / bold italic

DA Special Edition 07, 2000
The Motter Factum

The Motter Factum combines the functional clarity of a sans serif with the optimal formation of lines of a slab-serif. The order in which the serifs are arranged actually benefits this composition of the letters into homogeneous words, which improves fluent reading. The serifs of the lower back of a letter compliment the serifs of the upper front of the next letter.  This interlocking of letters avoids the accumulation of blackening, which is so typical for most bold slab-serif typefaces. This interlocking allows optimal spacing of all weights. Motter Factum is available in 5 weights including italic style. The fonts have been elaborated by Lucas de Groot, the designer of the typeface "Thesis".