The Soho™ typeface family is the latest addition to the growing range of typefaces from Sebastian Lester. This ‘grand opus’ of a project resulted in a typeface that comprises 9 weights and 5 widths of precision engineered OpenType. Soho contains 40 fonts, 32,668 characters and 24 OpenType features.
Hot on the heels of the popular Neo Sans™ and Neo Tech™ range, and his first typeface release Scene™, Soho represents three years of work by Lester. “As a type designer I’m preoccupied with finding ways in which I can address modern problems like good legibility in modern media, and create fonts that work precisely and efficiently in the most technically demanding of corporate and publishing environments.”
Slab serif typefaces are enjoying something of a renaissance, offering versatility whether for corporate identity, product branding, text or display use. With 40 weights to choose from Soho gives designers endless possibilities from the ultra chic lines conveyed by the lighter weights to the rock solid statement made by the heavier weights.
Available in OpenType format Soho is cross-platform compatible. The Pro version provides extended language support for Central European languages. Used in conjunction with software applications that support OpenType many useful features like ‘stylistic sets’ can be leveraged - in which a wide variety of alternative characters can be introduced at the click of a mouse button giving one font several ‘tones of voice’ from conservative to cutting edge. The wide range of glyphs includes ligatures and small caps.