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Geogrotesque Stencil

By Emtype Foundry

Eduardo Manso
Emtype Foundry

Geogrotesque Stencil is the newest member of the popular Geogrotesque family, it has been thought as a display typeface, but it goes one step further and tries to solve some of the typical problems of Stencil fonts. Most Stencil fonts don't have a wide range of weights, Geogrotesque Stencil as a range of 7 weights in 3 versions. Another characteristic of this type of fonts is that the cut usually does not adapt well to the size or the use of different materials, generally it has a wide cut that works well in small sizes but in larger sizes is not very elegant, on the other hand a thin cut does not work in small sizes and affects the reading.

Geogrotesque Stencil tries to solve these problems with 3 levels of cut (A, B and C). The thin cut (version A) matches the stem width of the Thin weight, in version B is twice as wide and in the version C is three times more wide. The cut maintains the same width through all weights and are not rounded, also other details have been modified for this Stencil A version, such as the notch" of the n, a, b, d, p and q, or k where the horizontal arm disappears, these adjustments allow a better functionality of the typeface.

The cuts not only allow a better performance when printing at different sizes, but also allow you to use the version A, B or C in accordance to the rigidity of the material you have, for rigid materials use the version A where the cut is more thin and passes unnoticed, while for lighter materials you can use the version C where cuts are wider and help keeping the material more stable.The type family consists of 21 styles, 7 weights (Thin, UltraLight, Light, Regular, Medium, SemiBold and Bold) available in 3 versions (A, B and C) in Open Type format with support for Central and Eastern European languages.

Sans Serif