Lirico Design Information

TYPE BY Lirico is a characterful, contemporary text type, designed by Hendrik Weber, that is at once elegant and sturdy, charming and reliable. Released in 2008, Lirico is Hendrik’s first commercially available type, though it is by no means the work of a beginner. Weber is in fact an accomplished calligrapher and designer with a fine sensitivity to letterforms.

Weber began work on Lirico by creating the italic style first, then matching a roman to it. With the tradition and constraints of seriffed types in mind, Weber succeeds in bringing out a truly original design, without leaning on the work of other ‘in-vogue’ type designers, as so often happens these days. Specifically designed for texts, Lirico is unabashedly traditional yet pleasantly up-to-date. Its qualities will delight graphic designers and experienced typographers alike.

The Lirico family consists of roman and italic designs in six weights - ExtraLight, Light, Normal, SemiBold, Bold and Black - and one width. Its character set includes small caps; lining, old style and small cap figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); fractions; comprehensive superiors, inferiors, nominators and denominators; case sensitive punctuation sets; mathematical and monetary symbols; arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents covering all (Latin script based) Western, Central and East European languages.

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

Lirico has won a Type Directors Club NY award in 2009.

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