Madras is a sans-serif type family consisting of 7 weights plus matching italics, designed by Thomas Gillett (Australia). The design and production spanned over 2 years beginning with Thomas’s Andromeda typeface and drawing inspiration from street and roadside signage.
The typeface has been designed to be space-efficient, legible and ultimately elegant. Madras features the simplicity of typefaces such as Helvetica and is combined with modern defining features of typefaces such as Interstate to create a hybrid typeface that can be applied to any situation.
The name Madras was chosen from a competition we ran on our Twitter. Madras is the street the TDF headquarters is located on, directly relating to the inspiration of the typeface.
You can see Madras shapes, glyphs, weights, styles and character sets at The Designers Foundry.