Each letter is unique and designed so it composes “beautifully with all others” but can “also stand on its own as an accent piece or as part of a design”, so says Michu Benaim Steiner, creative chief at the American firm.
Ragtag features three glyph sets (A-Z, 0-9) plus a few extra goodies like eñes and diacritics. In-House partner Alexander Wright drew individual characters so they could “stand on their own, like each one could be a logo, but keeping compositions and the system top of mind.”
The font was inspired by the “scattered crew of makers and designers” at the design studio, which is a fully remote creative home-based in Austin. Ragtag also marks the launch of the studio’s foundry, focusing on bold display typefaces.
The design of Ragtag was led by In-House designer Alexander Wright and developed on Opentype format (.otf) by Rodrigo Fuenzalida. Discover more at YouWorkForThem.com.