Like many Laura's typefaces, Sisters was conceived as a custom lettering project—in this case, the design was crafted for the identity of an art exhibition at La Panera in Lleida. Laura initially drew only the limited character set the show required, but from the outset, she saw great potential for a fully developed type family based on her lettering concept. The initial source of inspiration was the lettering used in an old leaflet found at the Mercat dels Encants in Barcelona (the flea market).
San Ignacio, leaflet for a Catholic School, 1949
The construction of letters is based on parts that makes it work as a modular typeface, that I emphasized as stencil
The first member of Laura’s new family was, naturally, Sisters One. She later added contrast to produce Sisters Two, then equalized the weight of Sisters Two to create Sisters Three. To round out the group, Laura added a deco touch to Sisters Two, resulting in the festive but retro-elegant Sisters Four. Each Sister shares DNA with the other members of the family, just as human siblings do :).
Principal Character Set, shown in Sisters One
Promotional graphics created by Gerard Joan