PIANONO DISPLAY TYPEFACE
For dessert lovers in the Philippines, the pillow sponge cake Pianono possesses a timeless taste that can never cease to satisfy one's cravings--whether for a standalone breakfast, an afternoon or midnight snack, or a finale to conclude lunches and dinners. Though it is widely found in stores nationwide, Pianono originated from Spain, with its name being an homage to Pope Pius IX, who was popularly known as Pio Nono. Channeling their passion for innovations, Filipinos incorporate bursting flavors of mango, yam, and custard, among others, into the somewhat simple jelly munchies. Hence, you can see Pianonos in splashes of vibrant colors like purple and yellow! If these have not rung a bell just yet, you may visualize a soft, rolled slice with fillings that bakers unwittingly trace to form a spiral. It is incredible how merely combining not more than four ingredients--eggs, sugar, flour, and milk--can birth a culture held dear by anyone who has had the privilege of taking a bite on one (or many) Pianono serving.
Like the delicacy of the same name, the Pianono is a playfully simple typeface that everyone can enjoy. As relaxing as that first munch of your favorite pillowy cake, your first time writing with this one will give you a fluffy feeling rooted in satisfaction. Aside from its aesthetic appeal, a touch of history lies in each twist and turn. If you worry that the curls are too extravagant for your text, this font takes pride in its rusticity, just like the dessert after which it is designed. Although it abounds in spiral embellishments, the letters retain their characteristics, making them readily readable in a classier manner! The next time you buy a slice for yourself or your family to devour, look closely into its sides where the spirals are seemingly imprinted. Compare it with your previous Pianono, and you will notice that the curls of booming flavors do not always look the same. Remarkable, right? That is precisely the reason why you will never get bored of this typeface! If you inspect the twists of every letter, number, and symbol, you will find that these are all unique! Some curls are only partly circling, some are larger while others are tighter, and some are mere curves. Additionally, you can always play with the colors if you want your text to resemble a different taste. You can even create your own: strawberry, zesty orange, name it. That is the beauty of the Pianono! Its versatility is in your creativity!
Design+Development: Alfredo Marco Pradil
Company: Hanken Design Co.
Glyphs: 400+ per style
Styles: 4 (Hairline, Thin, Extralight, Light)
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