PF Centro Serif

European Design Awards 2008Cyrillic Type Competition 2009

Awards

Inspired by W.A. Dwiggins’ experiments with type, the wedge-shaped serifs of Centro foster a distinct identity at display sizes. Other characteristics like the abrupt cuts at the joints add an interesting flair to Centro Serif but they are functional as well since they compensate for over-inking at small sizes. In order to balance the effect of the strong angular serifs, ‘tear-shaped’ ball terminals were introduced to letters like ‘c’, ‘f’ and ‘y’ whereas triangular letters like ‘v’, ‘w’ come with a pronounced stroke shape. Finally, Centro Serif was designed with a slightly inclined stress and a larger than usual x-height to make it more legible at small sizes. Overall, this is a robust, low contrast typeface with distinct personality which has become very popular among printed media and is ideal choice for newspapers, magazines and corporate applications. A contemporary type family working across three alphabets, Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, Centro Serif is also an award-winning typeface. It has received a Gold Award from the European Design Awards and an Excellence Award from the Cyrillic Type Design Competition. Finally, every single style in this family has been completed with a large number of copyright-free symbols for packaging, public areas, environment, transportation, computers, fabric care and urban life.

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European Design Awards 2008
Cyrillic Type Competition 2009
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Inspired by W.A. Dwiggins’ experiments with type, the wedge-shaped serifs of Centro foster a distinct identity at display sizes. Other characteristics like the abrupt cuts at the joints add an interesting flair to Centro Serif but they are functional as well since they compensate for over-inking at small sizes. In order to balance the effect of the strong angular serifs, ‘tear-shaped’ ball terminals were introduced to letters like ‘c’, ‘f’ and ‘y’ whereas triangular letters like ‘v’, ‘w’ come with a pronounced stroke shape. Finally, Centro Serif was designed with a slightly inclined stress and a larger than usual x-height to make it more legible at small sizes. Overall, this is a robust, low contrast typeface with distinct personality which has become very popular among printed media and is ideal choice for newspapers, magazines and corporate applications. A contemporary type family working across three alphabets, Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, Centro Serif is also an award-winning typeface. It has received a Gold Award from the European Design Awards and an Excellence Award from the Cyrillic Type Design Competition. Finally, every single style in this family has been completed with a large number of copyright-free symbols for packaging, public areas, environment, transportation, computers, fabric care and urban life.


Published: 2007
Designer: Panos Vassiliou

AWARDS

  • European Design Awards 2008
  • Cyrillic Type Competition 2009

FORMAT

Desktop (otf)
Web (woff/woff2)
Digital Ad (woff/woff2)
ePub (otf)
App (otf)

Other formats
available at request

STYLES

  • Regular
  • Italic
  • Medium
  • Medium Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic
  • Black
  • Black Italic

PRO FEATURES

  • None

SUPPORTED SCRIPTS

  • 1250 Eastern European
  • 1251 Cyrillic
  • 1252 Latin 1
  • 1253 Greek
  • Greek Extended (Polytonic)
  • 1254 Turkish
  • 1257 Baltic

SUPPORTED LANGUAGES

Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Azeri (Cyrillic), Azeri (Latin), Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chamorro, Croatian, Czech, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Flemish, Français, Franco-Provencal, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Greek, Greek, Greek Polytonic, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italiano, Kurdish (Latin), Kyrgyz, Ladin, Latin, Latin, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malay, ManxGaelic, Mongolian, Nederlands, North Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Polski, Português, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Sami (Inari), Sami (Lule), Sami (Skolt), Sami (Southern), ScottishGaelic, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Svenska, Swahili, Tagalog, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek (Cyrillic), Uzbek (Latin), Walloon, Welsh

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