Cem Eskinazi on “Aggressive Serifs,” Psychedelic Shapes + Bringing Some Softness Back Into the Visual Landscape

On first sight, Mantar is a jovial typeface family. High-contrast, serif-forward, wide-faced, with details that seem to jump from letter to letter. I’m struck by the exaggerated serifs and tightness in the capital M, W and R. The numbers, particularly the 2 and 3, swirl into themselves in a playful