Conto Super Family
Conto Super Family is a modern super family of typefaces which consists of the stunning 64 fonts with its members being Conto, Conto Compressed, Conto Condensed, Conto Narrow. All the member fonts are designed to combine and interact perfectly together. They share plain and quiet, yet extremely elegant appearance and great legibility. The work on the family began way back in 2008 with the inspiration behind it came from unusual source – the majestic loneliness of the vast forests and the streets of the towns in North Scandinavia. Impressed by this austere beauty Nils Thomsen – the font’s designer, decided that the best way to convey it in the world of the type design was to choose simple geometric shapes. And we must say that it was a brilliant idea!
Every member of Conto Super Family itself includes 8 weights from Thin to Black with their true Italics, each containing more than 850 glyphs. The most prominent features of the typefaces are the reduced minimalistic lowercase shapes as well as the rising contrast. Also the abundance of extras like standard and discretionary ligatures, stylistic sets, small caps, plenty of different figures, historical forms, case and small caps sensitive punctuation, and fractions are a great advantage. There is extended language support for all Latin alphabet based languages too.
Conto Super Family was created with the idea of versatility in mind. It is designed mostly for use in projects involving advertising, editorial design and corporate identity. In the case of logotype design especially, you may find the family’s special ligatures very useful. However, due to its clear appearance and great legibility, the member fonts could be used for many more purposes than the aforesaid. The Thin and Black weights are perfect for all kinds of display typography and the middle ones are great for longer texts and table content. Overall, the sheer number of the fonts provided and the fact that they complement each other perfectly, give plenty of choices and opportunities, making Conto Super Family a perfect tool for complex typography.
As it was mentioned above, Conto Super Family is designed by the Hamburg based designer Nils Thomsen. It is dedicated to the memory of the late Swedish designer Peter Bruhn – a great tribute to a great master! By following these links you will be able to see more of Nils Thomsen’s work:
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Supported languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh
Designer: Nils Thomsen
Publisher: Nils Types