Initially inspired by an untitled typeface from an old hand-lettering book, Berber has been extensively developed over many incarnations to function as a very strong and confident sans. The 2011 revisions in legibility enabled Berber to be used across longer settings as well as its more conventional usage as a display face. The renewed typeface nows features both king caps and small caps. Extensive additions to the numerals sets and complete opentype sets of international diacritics also extend its usage.
In 2003 Berber was used as the display face for issue 46 of Eye Magazine. Ten years later, it become the typographic face of the monumental exhibition Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria which gave it a very evident presence on the streets of Melbourne.