Renan Rosatti is a graphic and type designer from São Paulo, Brazil. After completing architecture school, he applied his interest for systems and structures on graphic design, before finally finding his passion in type design. He is currently based in The Hague and likes to work on projects that explore the expressive possibilities of typography and type design. Renan also enjoys filling sketchbooks with letters, making fun things with code, and geeking out on music while doing all of this.
Diafone is a project that investigates the variety of voices available within one publication and proposes a different way to organize and structure a typeface for magazines. Each of the 5 styles are designed with a specific size and function in mind: the text styles are for body copy; the mono can be used for captions as well as a bold for the text; and the display styles can shine in larger sizes. This makes it possible to set an entire publication using Diafone.
The goal of the type family is not to achieve a uniform voice, but rather to establish a hierarchy, in which each style fulfills a different role and offers a unique personality. Through this variety of voices, Diafone offers a creative alternative for traditional font pairing for magazines and all kinds of editorial applications.
Diafone was awarded Merit of the Gerard Unger Scholarship 2020.