Gringo, a hybrid font system by Peter Brugger.
Based on a 3x3x3 tabular grid, Gringo fuses three styles (Sans or ”Gothic“, Tuscan or ”Western“, Slab or ”Egyptian“), three widths (Narrow, Plain, Wide) and three weights (Light, Medium, Bold) into a versatile font family.
The appearance of Gringo moves and modulates through different times and styles, but due to its consistent structure, it can be mixed in any combination. These ”border breaking“ characteristics make Gringo an unique font system that can be applied in many corporate display designs as well as in short blocks of text.
The Gringo font system is divided into three groups (Sans, Tuscan, Slab) which all in all consist of 27 individual weights. Additionally – and as a companion to the charming Tuscan fonts – a Western dingbat font completes the fontset.
The whole or individual weights of Gringo are available at MyFonts.
Gringo can also be ordered as a limited ”Special Edition“ through www.volcano-type.de. This includes the whole Gringo font system on CD ROM, as well as a letterprint font presentation (designed and printed by Peter Brugger, the type designer himself!) which was awarded third prize for student designs by the Type Directors Club in New York in 2006.