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 Conto

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 Conto

Conto - is a clear and simple sans-serif typeface in eight weights (upright, italic). The thin and black weights are working well in display typography. While the regular, medium and bold weights are also meant to stay well in text. It is mainly designed for corporate identity along with the editorial design.

Main characteristic are the minimalistic and reduced lowercase shapes. They are designed to match perfectly the uppercase. You see this in the following letters: a, b, d, g, m, n, p, q, r, u. (The connection of the stem to the baseline and x-height is missing). This let them stay good in logo-lettering and headlines. More…

Another specific feature is the contrast which continues to rise from the thin to black weights. Whereas you can not find any contrast in the thin weight, you will find more and more contrast while climbing up to black.

Conto’s special ligatures are made for logo-types and lettering. Therefore you find Discretionary Ligatures like “r_a”, “s_t_u” or “t_y” and many more!!! Try the OT-feature ss01. Maybe there is something nice for your next logo.

Conto contains around 850 glyphs and supports all latin-script based languages. It also includes small-caps and all kind of figures you need for serious typography. Of course you have case and small-cap sensitive punctuation and fractions up to 1/9 (oneninth).

Nils Thomsen started to draw Conto as his Bachelor thesis in 2008. It is inspired by the lonely streets of north scandinavia and the dark forrest around. While cycling through scandinavia and drinking water from rivers the idea of a simple geometric typeface was born.

In remembrance of Peter Bruhn! Actually Conto should be published at the fountain foundry. During my studies in The Hague I interviewed Peter. The interview is collected in the book 158 answers. Towards this we had a nice exchange about my typeface. After some corrections he decided to release Conto. Thanks you for your help, Peter !!!


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