Inspired by a historic font used in the Martyrologium Romanum, a renowned book printed by the esteemed Plantin Press in 1690, Portonovo captures the essence 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 its 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 notes.
The typeface is available as individual weights and as a variable font with an axis Book → Black plus an axis Text → Normal. The family package includes two variable fonts: upright and italic.
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
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