SST (typeface)

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SST
SST Font.svg
CategorySans-serif
ClassificationHumanist
Commissioned bySony
FoundryMonotype
Date released2013

SST is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Monotype for Sony.[1] It supports the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic alphabets and has matching styles for Thai, Hebrew, Japanese and Arabic.[2][3] It is modelled after Helvetica (Sony's previous typeface) and Frutiger.[4] SST is used on Sony's product packaging, operating instructions, websites, TV menus, in PlayStation 4 and on the Xperia smartphone.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "One typeface, 93 languages for Sony". Monotype Imaging. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b Iris Lješnjanin (2015-04-02). "An interview with type designer Akira Kobayashi – "Letters Do Not Stand By Themselves"". Smashing Magazine.com.
  3. ^ "Sony Design | Design Projects | SST Type Project". Sony Global.
  4. ^ "SST Type Project Special Interview With Type Director Akira Kobayashi". Sony Global.

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