Realize date: 06.2008 | by Amondo Szegi | Distributor: T26 Inc. | 4 weights + ornaments | $49
The Nexodus is restaged and totality renewed after 20 years.
I published this revival typeface in 2001. I named it Xodus and it can be found in the T-26 Digital Typeface Library in Chicago. Then I felt that this typeface had more potential in it, to express more things in more exciting ways, and so I began to work, once again, on Xodus. The result was a new typeface.
After refounding, Xodus called for a new name. I tried to find a name that refers to its predecessor and wanted it to express that the new type is more than just a version of the previous one. Eventually, I chose Nexodus as its name, and I also made a new set of ornaments and many ligatures and zodiac signs.
// Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis) was among the first to found Armenian types. He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor’s (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi’s name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types based on some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may make no sense to ’re-Latinise’ the types of Misztótfalusi, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.
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