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fruit bat

Developmental Commentary

As one of the largest bats, I gave this type a lot of exotic power. The high contrast in stroke weights not only gives it an alluring vibration, but is also a metaphor to the structure of the bat itself. A fruit bat’s wing is a series of thin fragile bones with a skin membrane stretched over them. The fruit bat also has a very large body and an opposable second claw. This claw is the reason behind this type’s sharp serifs. Think of it as this type’s way of hooking onto something it plans on eating.




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Taken on January 27, 2008