The 1970s were all about experimentation, and Xylitol is the typeface that perfectly embodies that spirit. It’s a geometric wonder that will take your designs to the next level with its unusual layer system. Imagine creating chromatic, 3D effects that pop off the page like a retro sci-fi movie. Xylitol has got you covered.
The typeface is designed to fit together tightly, like Tetris blocks, with four directional layers for simulating light from various angles. And if you want to add a metallic shimmer effect, the stripe layer is perfect for achieving that look.
But that’s not all. The Hollow style is a game-changer. Its thin outlines create a blueprint look that’s engineered to perfection. But you can also use it to create a stained-glass effect by overlaying it on solid colors. And if you want to sharpen your design, set it to 50% gray and use a screen or color dodge effect at around 25% opacity.
And let’s not forget the solid layer, which can be offset to simulate a drop shadow. But if you’re looking for a more conventional look, Xylitol’s Solo style has got you covered. Its conventional spacing is perfect for accompanying flat text. And if you want to get creative, the outline style is perfect for layer transparency tricks.
Of course, experimenting with Xylitol takes a little know-how. You’ll need to use an application that allows you to overlay layers of text. And while every application is different, the general process involves making several overlapping copies of the layer and altering each layer’s color and style.
But don’t worry if things don’t align perfectly. The diamond (lozenge) ◊ character contains a registration crosshair to help you get things lined up. And if you’re using Adobe apps, make sure you’re not using optical kerning.
And while the front and edge layers may seem sufficient, don’t forget about the back layer. It can help obscure some of the background leaking through due to layer rendering imprecision.
If you plan on using the Hollow style, make sure to use it as the first layer and check carefully for unwanted overlaps before copying the layer. And remember, adjusting tracking can fix any overlaps, so don’t wait until the end to do it.
Xylitol is a typeface that encourages experimentation and creativity. So, let your imagination run wild and see what amazing designs you can create with this geometric wonder.
Most Latin-based European, Greek, and some Cyrillic-based writing systems are supported, including the following languages. Afaan Oromo, Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Aromanian, Aymara, Bashkir (Latin), Basque, Belarusian (Latin), Bemba, Bikol, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Cape Verdean, Creole, Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chavacano, Chichewa, Crimean Tatar (Latin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dawan, Dholuo, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Gagauz (Latin), Galician, Ganda, Genoese, German, Greek, Greenlandic, Guadeloupean Creole, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hiligaynon, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ilocano, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Jamaican, Kaqchikel, Karakalpak (Latin), Kashubian, Kikongo, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Komi-Permyak, Kurdish (Latin), Latvian, Lithuanian, Lombard, Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, Maasai, Macedonian, Makhuwa, Malay, Maltese, Māori, Moldovan, Montenegrin, Ndebele, Neapolitan, Norwegian, Novial, Occitan, Ossetian, Ossetian (Latin), Papiamento, Piedmontese, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Rarotongan, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Sami, Sango, Saramaccan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Serbian (Latin), Shona, Sicilian, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swazi, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tetum, Tongan, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin), Tuvaluan, Uzbek (Latin), Ukrainian, Venetian, Vepsian, Võro, Walloon, Waray-Waray, Wayuu, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Yapese, Zapotec Zulu and Zuni.