Fenomen Sans is an extremely geometrical font family designed by the Czech designers Rostislav Vaněk and Tomáš Nedoma and published by Signature Type Foundry. This is a debut on our site for both the designers and the foundry. It was established by a group of colleagues with a very serious background in the field of the type design. They first started digitalizing existing old samples and then moved on to create fonts, more precisely very large font families with main focus on legibility. This, of course, requires extensive study, great precision extreme attention to the details and highest level of skill which the team of Signature Type Foundry undoubtedly has. Overall, it is another highly professional group of designers – something that the Czech Republic has been supplying lavishly lately.
The origins of Fenomen Sans font family itself could be traced back to Bauhaus – a German art school of the first half of the 20th century famous for combining fine arts and crafts. It was inspired mainly by the clean, rational and functional shapes that became symbolic for this school. Not surprisingly the main focus is on legibility. For a period of three years the font family and especially the narrower versions underwent series of tests to make sure that the typeface offers ultimate readability even in the harshest conditions. As you can easily suggest, this makes the narrow fonts perfect for use in newspapers. However, the elegant thin and the robust and reliable bold fonts provide plenty more options for further applications.
As it was said above the team of Signature Type Foundry aims at creating extremely large font families. It applies to the full extent for Fenomen Sans. Here are some numbers for you – 64 styles overall that include 4 width proportions (Normal, SemiCondensed, Condensed, ExtraCondensed) in 8 weights (From Hairline to Black with corresponding Italics)! Stunning, isn’t it?! Plenty of extras are provided too – four types of numerals, Small caps, Stylistic alternates.
Get Fenomen Sans and enjoy a phenomenal range of choices!
Supported languages: Afrikaans, Albanian,Basque, Bemba, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chiga, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luo, Luyia, Machame, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Russian, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sena, Serbian (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Welsh, Zulu
Designers: Rostislav Vaněk, Tomáš Nedoma
Publisher: Signature Type Foundry