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While Adelle is a slab serif typeface conceived by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione specifically for intensive editorial use, mainly in newspapers, magazines, and online, its personality and flexibility make it a true multipurpose typeface. Adelle’s superior screen rendering and cross-platform consistency has also made it one of our most popular webfonts.

The intermediate weights deliver a neutral look when used in text sizes, providing the usual robustness expected in a newspaper font. The unobtrusive appearance, excellent texture, and slightly dark colour allow it to behave flawlessly in continuous text, even in the most unforgiving editorial applications. As it becomes larger in print, Adelle shows its personality through a series of measured particularities which make it easy to remember and identify. Its energetic character, so inherent to slab serif fonts, becomes evident when used for subheadings and headlines.

A condensed series of seven weights with matching italics expand Adelle’s possibilities. This extension provides flexible solutions in situations where saving space is vital but losing legibility is not an option. The new condensed series shares the same personality, proportions, and skeleton of the Adelle family, creating an harmonious texture when combined.

All 14 styles support Cyrillic and monotonic Greek script languages. To ensure typographic adherence to current trends in each script, Russian designer Alexandra Korolkova consulted on the Cyrillic script and Greek expert Irene Vlachou designed the Greek script. The complete Adelle family, along with our entire catalogue, has been optimised for today’s varied screen uses.

Be sure to check out the companion to Adelle, Adelle Sans, to complete the look of your design with the intended personality and flexibility.

– Third prize for Latin text typeface in the 2009 Granshan Type Design Competition
– Won Gold for Original Typeface in the 2010 European Design Awards
– Selected in the first Ukrainian typeface competition in 2010
– Exhibited at the Rutenia Calligraphy & Typography Festival in Kyiv, 2010
– Selected in the 2011 Type Directors Club Tokyo Exhibition
– Selected in Communication Arts 2011 Typography Annual
– Selected in Yearbook of Type I, 2013
– Part of the exhibition «Call for Type» and subsequent book Neue Schriften (New Typefaces)

The full family is available at our webfont service partners TYPEKIT - FONTDECK  or contact us for self-hosting @font-face.

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