“The original idea behind Vestebro was an impactful typeface for headlines, enabling tight leading and narrow letter-spacing. We wanted something with serifs to break away from the all sans-serif trend of our times. The challenge was to be modern with a slight hint of quaint. We looked for inspiration to the Scotch Serif blended with Garalde, and made the design as bold as possible. The name Vesterbro is a nod to the capital of Denmark, where it is a well-known nightlife and entertainment district.”
Black[Foundry] creates fonts that “cross borders and touch points”. They claim to be “type designers of our times, skilled craftsmen in a connected world — Type+Tech”.