The characteristics of the typeface defoliato are its open caracter that leaves a lot too the imagination of the viewer. The typeface misses blocks on center points in each letter shape witch creates a more sharp feeling. By using flawed bows the typface gets a dynamic between the squarisch blocks that are missing and the smooth gentle slopes of the round curves. These two elements work well and strengthen each other in the typeface and together make the core of its characteristic.