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Portonovo

Portonovo is build on a historic font used in the Martyrologium Romanum; a book printed by the Plantin Press in 1690. This typeface resembles the character of early versions of Garamond and Caslon.

Portonovo distils the nature of this inspiring piece of printing and translates it into the digital age. The printed source material leave room open for interpretation — which I used deliberated.

Portonovo delights with her streamlined manner and still has a classical feel which resembles this golden era of book manufacturing.

The typeface is structured in two subfamilies; Portonovo for larger uses and Portonovo Text, which is helpful for smaller sizes under 8pt. The font contains an extended feature set; including small caps, oldstyle numbers and swashes.

Find more information about the design process of Portonovo at our blog post.

Portonovo is also available as a Variable Font with two axes, Weight (Book → Black) and Optical Size (Text → Normal). By purchasing a family you receive two Variable Fonts; an upright and an italic.

Out of sight, out of mind.
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Los Pirineos son más antiguos que los Alpes: sus sedimentos se depositaron por primera vez en las cuencas costeras durante las eras Paleozoica y Mesozoica. Hace entre 100 y 150 millones de años, durante el período Cretácico Inferior, el golfo de Vizcaya se desplegó, empujando a la España actual contra Francia y aplicando una intensa presión de compresión a grandes capas de roca sedimentaria. La intensa presión y la elevación de la corteza terrestre afectaron primero a la parte oriental y se movieron progresivamente a toda la cadena, culminando en la Época del Eoceno. La parte oriental de los Pirineos se compone principalmente de rocas de granito y gneiss, mientras que en la parte occidental los picos de granito están flanqueados por capas de piedra caliza. El carácter masivo y sin uso de la cordillera proviene de su abundancia de granito, que es resistente a la erosión.
The International Typographic Style has had a profound influence on graphic design as a part of the modernist movement, affecting many design-related fields; including architecture and art. It emphasises cleanness, readability, and objectivity. Hallmarks of the style are asymmetric layouts, use of a grid, sans-serif typefaces and flush left, ragged right text. The style is also associated with a preference for photography in place of illustrations or drawings. Many of the early International Typographic Style works featured typography as a primary design element besides its use in text, and it is for this that the style is named. The style emerged from a desire to represent information objectively, free from the influence of associated meaning. The International Typographic Style evolved as a modernist graphic movement that sought to convey messages clearly and in a universal manner. 
Wie auf dem festen Land, so gibt es auch im Meer, Erhöhungen und Schluchten. Viele Berge unter dem Meer sind höher, manche Gebirgszüge sind länger, viele Schluchten tiefer als irgendwo auf dem Festen. Wenn man den höchsten Berg mit seinen 8847 Metern Höhe, in die tiefste Tiefe versenken wollte, so würden immer noch gut 2186 Meter Wassertiefe über seinem Gipfel liegen. Während aber alle Erhebungen auf dem festen Land dem ständigen, zermürbenden Angriff von Erosion ausgesetzt sind, stehen die Gebirge unterm Meer unversehrt im stillen Wasser der Abgründe. Lediglich ihre obersten Spitzen, die durch das Wasser durchstoßen und uns als Inseln erscheinen, werden vom Wind, von der Brandung und vom Regen angegriffen. Der Meeresboden ist in drei Abschnitte unterteilt : den Kontinental-Schelf, den Kontinental-Abfall und den Tiefseeboden.

Normal Version

Book
300
Book Italic
300
Regular
400
Regular Italic
400
SemiBold
500
SemiBold Italic
500
Bold
700
Bold Italic
700
Black
900
Black Italic
900

Text Version

Book
300
Book Italic
300
Regular
400
Regular Italic
400
SemiBold
500
SemiBold Italic
500
Bold
700
Bold Italic
700
Black
900
Black Italic
900

Formats

Desktop: otf (PS)
Variable Desktop: TTF-Variable-Font
Web: woff / woff2  /
Web Variable: woff / woff2 
App: otf (PS) / TTF-Variable-Font
Variable App: TTF-Variable-Font

Language Support Latin +100

Afaan Oromo Aymara Basque Bemba Bosnian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician German Gikuyu Greenlandic Hungarian Indonesian Irish Italian Ilocano Javanese lat. Kurdish lat. Latvian Lithuanian Malay Moldovan Norwegian Polish Portuguese Quechua Q’eqchi’ Romanian Romansh Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Tshiluba Turkish Walloon Welsh Wolof Zulu

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Ligatrues
Sofia Sofia
Contextual Alternates
Eggy Eggy
Small Caps
Swash Swash
Swashes (italics)
Swash Swash
Default Oldstyle Figures
$10234 $10234
Lining Figures
$10234 $10234
Tabular Oldstyle Figures
$1024 $1024
Tabular Lining Figures
$1024 $1024
Superscript
m3
Ordinals
5a5o 5ª5º
Fractions
15 ⁄ 32 15⁄32
Numerators and Denominators
2H5 2H5
Poronovo Font Luzi Type Foundry
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Portonovo Font Luzi Type Foundry


Featured on our bolg: The book and the printer; an insight into the design process of the typeface Portonovo.