PF Das Grotesk

Communication Arts 2015

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Das Grotesk was inspired by earlier nineteenth-century grotesques, but it is much more related to American gothic designs such as those by M.F. Benton. Due to their pure geometric structure, most grotesque typefaces tend to have a rather monotonous and lifeless appearance, thus failing to express the ideals of the modern creed. Das Grotesk on the other hand is a lively design with several distinguishable characteristics which attract attention when set at large sizes, whilst they become subtle and blend evenly at small sizes, fostering a neutral identity. This is a very legible and space-saving typeface with a narrow structure. It was designed with slanted curved ends and sheared terminals applied on several straight strokes. It has two-storey ‘a’ and ‘g’ but includes single-storey alternates. The family consists of 14 weights ranging from Extra Thin to Black (including true-italics). It provides simultaneous support for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek and is loaded with several advanced typographic features such as small caps. Das Grotesk received an award from the Communications Arts Typography Competition 2015. For additional details download the specimen manual.

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Communication Arts 2015
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Das Grotesk was inspired by earlier nineteenth-century grotesques, but it is much more related to American gothic designs such as those by M.F. Benton. Due to their pure geometric structure, most grotesque typefaces tend to have a rather monotonous and lifeless appearance, thus failing to express the ideals of the modern creed. Das Grotesk on the other hand is a lively design with several distinguishable characteristics which attract attention when set at large sizes, whilst they become subtle and blend evenly at small sizes, fostering a neutral identity. This is a very legible and space-saving typeface with a narrow structure. It was designed with slanted curved ends and sheared terminals applied on several straight strokes. It has two-storey ‘a’ and ‘g’ but includes single-storey alternates. The family consists of 14 weights ranging from Extra Thin to Black (including true-italics). It provides simultaneous support for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek and is loaded with several advanced typographic features such as small caps. Das Grotesk received an award from the Communications Arts Typography Competition 2015. For additional details download the specimen manual.


Published: 2013
Designer: Panos Vassiliou

AWARDS

  • Communication Arts 2015

FORMAT

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

Other formats
available at request

STYLES

  • Extra Thin
  • Extra Thin Italic
  • Thin
  • Thin Italic
  • Light
  • Light Italic
  • 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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