Recia is a contemporary serif font family that is a debut on our site for the Spanish type designer Carlos de Toro. He has a very interesting background. Having graduated from Escuela Superior De Diseno De La Rioja (ESDIR), he moved to Barcelona to get a Master’s degree in Advanced typography. He has a rich experience with different studios and for different companies in the fields of corporate identity, type and editorial design, etc. Also, his work in TypeKitchen is very interesting. His Born typeface is one of the most visited projects at Behance.
His latest design – Recia, is a very solid, workhorse font family that sports extremely high legibility. Carlos de Toro employed different means to achieve that effect and also to give the typeface its individual look. He used higher x-heights with slightly condensed characters as well as low contrast strokes and wedge shaped serifs. Recia is supplied in 10 fonts – Light, Regular, Medium, Semibold and Bold each with its respective Italics. There is a very interesting difference in the stroke contrast between thick and thin parts of the letters in the separate weights. Whereas it is very subtle in the lighter styles it is very clear and well visible in the bolder ones. There are more than 500 glyphs in every font with several OpenType features provided too like ligatures, fractions, tabular and oldstyle figures, numerators and denominators, etc. All in all, Recia font family is designed to be the perfect choice for longer, continuous texts, especially in printing conditions that are far from optimal.
So, having enjoyed Recia font family and while waiting for something new from Carlos, you can take a look at his last joint project with Pablo Gamez – TypeKitchen. Its a joint project dedicated to mixing two of their greatest passions: typography and food. Also you can simply download Carlos’ free typeface Born.
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Supported languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kashubian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh
Designers: Carlos de Toro
Publisher: Indian Type Foundry