type design, typography
a self initiated project
In music performance and notation, legato (Italian for "tied together") indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected. That is, the player transitions from note to note with no intervening silence.
Legato is a bespoke typeface comprised of caps and alternates, numerals and punctuation in one weight.
Legato takes its inspiration from the classics Didot, Bodoni, and features asymmetrical sweeping and rigid serifs. Full of thoughtful ligatures and character alternates, Legato is performance with no intervening silence. Created as a display typeface, Legato sits at the intersection of fashion, art and borderline abstraction, bringing with it the classics of the past merged with the geometry the present.