Frondosa is a modern text face with bold
strokes and short serifs. Inspired by James Baldwin’s novel, Giovanni’s Room. Baldwin’s novel focuses on the quest understand masculinity, ideas of sexual identity, and the repression of emotions.
These themes present themselves in Frondosa’s bold but abrupt serifs and widened curve strokes. The contrast between short serifs and thick strokes makes a bold but timid typeface in form.