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An Oddball Geometric Sans

This typeface is part of The Monotype Library.

Release Date October 2020
Classification Geometric Sans
No. of Fonts 18
Weights & Styles
  • Roman & Oblique
  • Hairline, Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Semibold, Bold, Heavy, Black
Small Caps No
No. of Glyphs 400+
Figures Proportional figures only, with standard fractions and superiors
European Language Support All European (Latin only)



Rodia is an Oddball Geometric Sans typeface consisting of nine weights in both roman and oblique. It’s a geometric sans with a twist that’s perfect for branding and identity projects – it will also give your body text a unique voice. Inspiration came from the iconic “RADIO” signage that was once in place at 5041, Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles in 1985 (documented here).

I have Christopher Jelley to thank for this, a type fan who suggested to me that there was enough personality in those five letters to create a full typeface. Quite the challenge, but here we are – Rodia is that tribute typeface.

With its distinctive leg, the /R/ provides a personality trait to define the style of the character set. You can clearly see how this characteristic separates Rodia from other geometric sans families – the /k/v/w/x/y/K/R/V/W/X/Y/ glyphs all display the distinctive ‘feet’ and ‘hands’ as terminals to legs and arms.

Then there is the /A/ with its triangular crossbar – this triangular motif has been used to embellish alternates in Stylistic Set 1 for /A/E/F/G/H/Q/S/ glyphs. These will add another layer of versatility for your typographic projects.

Rodia features an extensive character set covering all Latin European languages.



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