Phudu_Title
(Typeface)

Display - 7 styles

Open-source Project
Availabled on Google Fonts

2022

A sans-serif display typeface inspired by Vietnamese hand-lettering billboards in the old days, that supports a wide range of languages. The lighter Phudu gets, the extended it becomes, for easier readability compared to other lightweight narrow typefaces.
Banh-Mi-Kep-10d-01
Artboard-4@1.5x-100

Design

In the progress of learning and crafting types, Duong has always thought about what makes a Vietnamese typeface. If we rewind to the past, we can see a Vietnamese lettering style on the billboard stores, when the artists adapted Latin typefaces and then added marks based on their styles. Among those, there were mostly all-caps sans-serif types played as descriptions or the store's names themself. To make a new easy-to-read and easy-to-get typeface, Duong mixed some of the researched letters from the story above. He doesn't want to just revive the types, he wants to improve them to fit the modern-day styles, but still have "Vietnamese" souls in them. The typeface was named Phudu (phục dựng) - "revival" in Vietnamese, and has a meaning of timeless (quite the opposite of the name when it can be read as "phù du" - ephemeral).

Artboard-6-2
Artboard-3@1.5x-2
Artboard-4@1.5x
Artboard-7-1
Artboard-5-1
Artboard-1-1
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Typeface in used: DTF Don (Regular)