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A Font by Danfo

A Font by Danfo

Danfo, the good, bad and ugly of public transportation in Lagos. With its unmistakable yellow and black identity, it’s notoriety has existed simultaneously with only a few other things as identifiers of Lagos in itself. Even with much controversy regarding its positivity, we have continued to milk the strength of the Danfo Identity because just as any group of culturally linked people, we crave a collective image. 

Outside of the obvious yellow and black, these buses are mood boards and outlets for their eclectic and animated drivers to express themselves. One of the most common being the font used to create rich stickers that boldly speak their truth. Drawing inspiration from these fonts, we’ve created the typeface Danfo Std to increase and extend the range to which we can milk and rely on the striking energy and aesthetic of Danfo buses to further our collective identity.

The letters are carved with bold curves and strong lines. The bottom half of the fonts being weighty and foundational. The characters have shadows and depth that emphasize their unique forms, leaving us with a playful sentimentality.

Illustrations by Osaze Amadasun ★★★

Danfo, the good, bad and ugly of public transportation in Lagos. With its unmistakable yellow and black identity, it’s notoriety has existed simultaneously with only a few other things as identifiers of Lagos in itself. Even with much controversy regarding its positivity, we have continued to milk the strength of the Danfo Identity because just as any group of culturally linked people, we crave a collective image. 

Outside of the obvious yellow and black, these buses are mood boards and outlets for their eclectic and animated drivers to express themselves. One of the most common being the font used to create rich stickers that boldly speak their truth. Drawing inspiration from these fonts, we’ve created the typeface Danfo Std to increase and extend the range to which we can milk and rely on the striking energy and aesthetic of Danfo buses to further our collective identity.

The letters are carved with bold curves and strong lines. The bottom half of the fonts being weighty and foundational. The characters have shadows and depth that emphasize their unique forms, leaving us with a playful sentimentality.

Illustrations by Osaze Amadasun ★★★

Project Type
Font Design, Graphic Design, Motion

Project Type
Font Design, Graphic Design, Motion

Date
July 2018

Date
July 2018

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Print
Danfo Presentation

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Commercial and Non-Commercial use for branding, signage, murals, graphics, websites (webfont in the works), videos, video games, applications, and other types of visual media. View Full License

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Commercial and Non-Commercial use for branding, signage, murals, graphics, websites (webfont in the works), videos, video games, applications, and other types of visual media. View Full License


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Dá Design Studio is a brand identity design studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a skilled team and robust network, we believe in pushing the boundaries of brand expression in Nigeria, testing the zeitgeist and most importantly, effectively communicating. We provide boutique brand solution services for ambitious and progressive businesses through design research, experience design, graphic design, design writing, visual identity design, verbal identity design, interaction design and motion design.  

Dá Design Studio is a brand identity design studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a skilled team and robust network, we believe in pushing the boundaries of brand expression in Nigeria, testing the zeitgeist and most importantly, effectively communicating. We provide boutique brand solution services for ambitious and progressive businesses through design research, experience design, graphic design, design writing, visual identity design, verbal identity design, interaction design and motion design. Read more

Dá Design Studio is a brand identity design studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a skilled team and robust network, we believe in pushing the boundaries of brand expression in Nigeria, testing the zeitgeist and most importantly, effectively communicating. 
Read more

Dá Design Studio is a brand identity design studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a skilled team and robust network, we believe in pushing the boundaries of brand expression in Nigeria, testing the zeitgeist and most importantly, effectively communicating. We provide boutique brand solution services for ambitious and progressive businesses through design research, experience design, graphic design, design writing, visual identity design, verbal identity design, interaction design and motion design. Read more

Dá Design Studio is a brand identity design studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a skilled team and robust network, we believe in pushing the boundaries of brand expression in Nigeria, testing the zeitgeist and most importantly, effectively communicating.
Read more

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