• Chloe Gordon

Type Tuesday: The Jazzy Typeface Snare


If the typeface Snare were a person, I'd imagine it'd be from New Orleans, and you'd find it in front of Cafe Du Monde with a trumpet in hand, not to make money, however. They'd probably just want to play for a few smiles.


Snare is a font with character, playfulness, and a jazzy attitude. Developed by Alexander Wright and In-House International and developed by Rodrigo Fuenzalida at FragType, it has an almost stencil-like structure, and the font would be perfect for graphic prints, headlines, or even printed on clothes.


Anyway, now I'm craving beignets.

A typeface that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drum

Snare is a jazzy little display type that presents like a stencil but behaves in its own way. Featuring angled section breaks and variable heights, Snare keeps each character’s footprint steady as as its heights change, revealing unique crossbars, periscoping capitals and deep-sinking descenders. Because each character follows its own rules, the more each word grows, the more it shows the beautiful rhythm of variety. Or stretch individual characters to shape the contours of your words.


Beyond just being playful, fun to dress in colors, and delightfully useful for tight spaces, Snare’s lanky verticals and nervous energy reflect the time it was created. In this second pandemic spring, Snare brings up the drumroll-expectant heartbeat of our uncertainty, and the wish that when we can all meet again, our newfound weirdnesses will find a home in the world.


The Snare font family includes one uppercase alphabet with two lowercase variants and comes in ten standard weights-which-are-just-really-heights (.otf) and as a variable type (.ttf) for designers using compatible platforms.


Snare was designed by Alexander Wright and In-House International and developed by Rodrigo Fuenzalida at FragType.

In-House International’s foundry was launched in the summer of 2020 to offer bold, experimental, display typefaces that tell a story. Our previous releases have been featured on Design Milk, DesignBoom, Slanted and all sorts of exciting places.

Project Credits

Foundry: In-House | @weareinhouse

Alexander Wright

Rodrigo Fuenzalida

frag TYPE

Available through YouWorkForThem & MyFonts

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