NN Allegra Std 14 styles
Nouvelle Noire
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Rent Single Style €7.50/month
Complete €56/month Desktop (excl. VAT)
The name Allegra comes from the Swiss canton of Graubunden, where the Rhaeto-Romance language is spoken. People greet each other during the day with “Allegra” which translates as “joy”. The name Allegra not only sounds good, it also offers some advantages as a word picture. In contrast to most other font names, we can immediately spot the proportions of the x-height to the ascenders and descenders. In the word “Allegra” we find the lower case “e”, the most common letter in English, German and in many other European languages, as well as the most difficult letter combination in lowercase letters, the pair “ra”, where a hole appears when kerning is faultily made. The counter shapes of the capital letters follow the model of the Roman Capitalis Monumentalis of the first and first half of the second century AD, whereas the lower case letters derive from the skeleton proportions of early Roman types from the first half of the 16th century. However, the aim was to make the drawing as simple and legible as possible. Allegra includes 14 weights Light, Regular, Book, Medium, Semibold, Bold and Black with their matching italics. The weights Regular, Book and Medium are on purpose close to each other in colour and all three are equally suitable for large amount of text. The typographer thus can influence the “colour” of the text by choosing from these three main weights. They make the Allegra particularly versatile for all kinds of editorial projects as well as for large applications in signage systems.
Foundry Nouvelle Noire
Designers Jost Hochuli
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