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Qi is a family of six Art Deco typeface designs I recently finished. Copies of these fonts are available for sale on MyFonts and Fontspring. (Get 'em while they're still hot). The fonts contain all the European characters, diacritical marks, numerals, punctuation and other glyphs that should be expected in any good font. Each style comes in both OpenType, TrueType and web type versions.

Qi Art Deco typeface example

Available for purchase at Fontspring and MyFonts.

People keep asking me how to pronounce Qi and where I got the name. Well, I'm not sure of the pronunciation — I don't think I've tried to pronounce it. I mostly chose the name because I liked the way the uppercase Q and the lowercase i looked together. I suppose you're free to pronounce it any way you might like.

Qi Art Deco typeface examples
Qi Art Deco typeface examples
Qi alternate glyphs

My inspiration for Qi's design stems from letters on an old sign in my hometown. The sign has seen better days, but I've been intrigued by its Art Deco style letters since I was a kid. I've never been able to identify the typeface, so I decided to take those few letters, make refinements and expand what's there into an entire type family. I know it sounds like the apocryphal story of how typeface revivals come about, but in this case, I have evidence (see below).

Manti Lumber Company sign