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Recife

Reflecting the spirit of Dutch antique fonts such as Plantin and Times, the Recife typeface is carefully crafted to meet the editorial needs of today. This innovative calligraphy reimagines traditional letterforms by cleverly integrating extra spacing within the counterspaces of letters like a, f, and s, resulting in a unique and distinctive aesthetic.

Offering two distinct styles, Recife caters to different needs. The Text style prioritises legibility and sharpness at smaller sizes, while its Display counterpart embraces character and plays with contrasts. By blending classic elements with a contemporary aesthetic, Recife encapsulates a harmonious balance. For more details on the design process of Recife, please visit our notes.

The typeface is available as individual weights and as a variable font with an axis Light → Black plus an axis Text → Display. The family package includes two variable fonts: upright and italic.

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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.

Recife Display

Light
200
Light Italic
200
Book
300
Book Italic
300
Regular
400
Regular Italic
400
Medium
500
Medium Italic
500
SemiBold
600
SemiBold Italic
600
Bold
700
Bold Italic
700
Black
900
Black Italic
900

Recife Text

Light
200
Light Italic
200
Book
300
Book Italic
300
Regular
400
Regular Italic
400
Medium
500
Medium Italic
500
SemiBold
600
SemiBold Italic
600
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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A
A U+0041
Ligatrues
Sofia Sofia
(Default) Proportional Lining Figures
$1024
Proportional Oldstyle Figures
$1024 $1024
Tabular Lining Figures
$1024 $104
Case-Sensitive Punctuation
¿Sí? ¿Sí?
Superscript
m3
Ordinals
5a5o 5ª5º
Fractions
15 ⁄ 32 15⁄32
Numerators and Denominators
2H5 2H5
Recife Font Luzi Type Foundry
Recife Font Luzi Type Foundry
Recife Font Luzi Type Foundry
Recife Font Luzi Type Foundry
Luzi Type

Featured in our notes: A summary of the design process of Recife and its cousin Valizas.

Luzi Type

Featured in our notes: The design duo Look Here Design crafted the internet appearance of the American Illustrators Gallery.