Munich Re Sans
Commissioned by German reinsurer Munich Re and their external consultant Marcus Maurer of Keller Maurer Design. Designed with Christian Schwartz. Munich Re asked us to draw a new typeface for all corporate design matters that was to replace a customised version of Univers.
Munich Re Sans sports many technical features that help improve MR’s diverse and often very complex typographical applications: It is slightly narrower than the old typeface, without looking condensed, which helps to save space and paper. This is further helped by the short descenders that allow the face to set nicely at narrow line-height. However, through its relatively long ascenders, it still looks dignified and elegant. We also gave the entire family tabular figures that duplex across all styles, to help with their complex and dense tables and data-heavy reports, as well as small caps for the many acronyms they use.
Designed by Kai Bernau and Susana Carvalho with Christian Schwartz. 2008 – 2009. Not available for licensing.