Grifo font by Rui Abreu – as impressive as griffon
Grifo is a modern font family released by the multiple award winning Portuguese designer Rui Abreu. Best known for his masterful improvisations on old type examples, this time Rui offers something different but equally as impressive. Grifo font family is inspired and influenced by the neoclassical types and more precisely by their high stroke contrast. However, the typeface offers much more than that. In terms of appearance, its main features are the bracketed serifs and sharp triangular terminals. Indeed, it were the sharp spiked, hooks, talon shapes and the overall rigorous look, that obviously played the bigger part in choosing the name of the font (griffo is the Portuguese word for the legendary griffon – half lion, half eagle). But perhaps the most notable thing about Grifo font is that it is designed with economy and rationality in mind. It is created to save space in longer texts and tight headlines. This makes it perfect for editorial use and especially in magazines.
Grifo font family includes three optical sizes, designed for different applications – S for texts, M for titles and L for bigger headlines. Each subfamily offers five weights – Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black, all with their respective Italics. There is language support for extended Latin and a bunch of OpenType features that include self-building fractions, superscript numerals, scientific inferiors, tabular and oldstyle figures, stylistic alternates, ligatures and case sensitive forms.
Grifo font family is another great release that just goes to show that the work of Rui Abreu is always at the highest professional level possible. It is no wonder that almost all of his newly published typefaces instantly win different awards. Those include:
Get Grifo font and enjoy a legend reborn!
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: Rui Abreu
Publisher: Rui Abreu