Novecento: Inner Slash Weight Evolution
Novecento Sans uses the power of Opentype to overstep the current technical limitations, enriching the typesetting experience in a totally transparent way to the user.
Novecento Sans now has true small caps, mapped as lowercase letters. It also has upper + lowercase versions of figures, & monetary symbols. Math symbols and some punctuation are case-sensitive too.
Small-caps were crafted one by one. They were somewhat a little wider by which to achieve the same optical weight than their uppercase omologues.
These features give one more degrees of freedom while composing their texts and complete control over the text blocks rhythm.
Novecento Slab is the “slab serif” companion of Novecento Sans, a font family inspired on European typographic tendencies between the second half of 19th century and first half of the 20th.
As the excellent French typographer Xavier Dupré said:
“it seems to have been cast in concrete”.
Despite its blocky look, Novecento Slab’s lettershapes are optically corrected and balanced. This font face is designed to be used mostly for headlines, visual identities or short sentences, both in big and small sizes.
Novecento Slab family was spaced and kerned with love and patience; each font has between 750 and 950 group kerning pairs. It can be mixed with Novecento Sans as well as on its own.
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