Fresco Design Information

TYPE BY Fresco is a large multipurpose type family designed by Fred Smeijers. The design was first shown in Items, the Dutch design magazine, in October 1998 and commercially released in 2003.

The character of Fresco can be described as a refreshment of traditional and conventional issues: being definitely a contemporary typeface, it shamelessly embraces all the good given by tradition. Professional users might like the typographical reach of the Fresco family. It can be used to set serious reading matter, but equally it blends very well into the corporate world; magazines are another area of use.

In March 2006 a new variation of Fresco fonts - Fresco Plus - was released. This version of Fresco was developed for particular typographic use and features slightly longer ascenders and descenders. Identical kerning and spacing of both Fresco and Fresco Plus families allows an easy switch between, or combination of the two variations within the same body of text.

The main branch of the big Fresco family tree is formed by the fonts suitable for the most fundamental use: plain text. These text fonts are available in serif and sanserif versions. Fresco Sans is also available in Condensed version. Both the Fresco and Fresco Sans font families have five weights: light, normal, semibold, bold and black, have italics, small caps and various sets of figures: lining, non-lining, and small capital-height figures. The fonts also carry discretionary ligatures, fractions, superiors, inferiors, denominators and additional small capital-height punctuation. The fonts support the Latin Extended 1 character set, which is a valuable tool for composing multilingual Latin-script text.

Fresco and Fresco Sans fonts are available in OTF CFF, TTF, WOFF and WOFF2 formats.

The Fresco superfamily consists out of Fresco, Fresco Sans, Fresco Plus, Fresco Plus Sans, Fresco Informal, and Fresco Script.

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