With the exception of its name, which apparently is a Spanish word related to the root of the word "average." Dan Sayers' choice of this for his new font makes sense, given that the font is derived, through somewhat tricky manipulations, by averaging the character outlines from all 725 fonts on his computer. You'd think the result of this would be a horrendous muddle but to most eyes Avería in fact can provide a pleasing effect (okay, the lowercase m is a bit dodgy, I'll admit).
Adapted from The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell (Rockport)
By Steven Heller and Lita Talarico
Paul Budnitz is the founder of Kidrobot in New York that produces limited-edition toys and apparel, fusing graphic design, fine art, illustration, industrial design, graffiti, and music. Over the past five years, he has launched a Kidrobot store and gallery in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.