Litania font is a modern serif typeface that will immediately get you back in time. It is based on the work of the medieval monks and the written heritage of their monasteries. It is the beauty and the calligraphic perfection of their manuscripts that served as inspiration of Litania font and especially one specific method they employed. In fact they used to write out the majuscules in different manner even in a same word thus creating unique masterpieces. The concept of variation lies in the foundations of the typographic experiment that is Litania font. It provides two sets of uppercase letters – Roman and the very interesting Lombardic capitals with the idea of combining them in four different stylistic sets. Lowercase letters bare resemblance to Carolingian minuscules and match the uppercase sets perfectly. Also extras are added like pointing hands, arrows and triangles.
There is one thing that we cannot but point out too – the very appropriate name that was chosen for this project. Litania (litany) is a short prayer that is to be repeated numerous times a day. When looking at this font we cannot help but remember what was said centuries ago about the probably most famous litany – ‘Kyrie Eleison’ (God, have mercy) as it evokes the same feelings in us – “so sweet and pleasing… even though continued day and night without interruption, could never produce disgust or weariness”.
Litania font is designed by a designer we know very well and appreciate very highly – the Portuguese Rui Abreu and is released by his own type foundry. Rui never stops amazing us with the large stylistic variety of his typefaces. Here are some examples: Foral Pro, Orbe Pro, Signo, Grafolita Script.
Get Litania font and travel back in time!
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