Aleksandra Samujenkova, Berlin and the Hague
FOUNDRY: Bold Monday
MEMBERS OF THE TYPEFACE FAMILY/SYSTEM:
Pilot Light, Pilot Light Italic, Pilot Regular, Pilot Regular Italic, Pilot SemiBold, Pilot SemiBold Italic, Pilot Bold, Pilot Bold Italic, Pilot Black, and Pilot Black Italic
Condensed by design, Pilot is an informal jobbing typeface for short texts and striking display use—e.g., headlines, posters, book jackets, or packaging. The angular design and handmade character contributes to a slightly nostalgic feel reminiscent of sign-painter-style lettering. Latvian- born Aleksandra Samuļenkova started the design in 2012 during her studies in the Type & Media program at the KABK in The Hague. The result is a family of ten styles—five weights with corresponding italics. Bringing Pilot full circle, it is one of the very few contemporary typefaces that are also available as metal type.