Umber Magazine, an Oakland, California-based printed publication that focuses on creative culture and visual arts from the perspective of black & brown people, commissioned Vocal to create a bespoke font family for issue 3.
In every release, the content is curated around a theme with an inspiring group of contributors from across the globe. The theme for issue 3 was sound. For this issue, Vocal crafted a typeface based on remnants from the first black-owned record label, Broome Special Phonograph Records, plus a family of six weights based on sound waves.
Above is a view of all 5 weights of Broome Sound overlaid on top of each other.
Above is a view of all 5 weights of Broome Sound overlaid on top of each other, as an example of how they can all work together to create different compositions.