Edita is a warm typeface by Pilar Cano, humanist in concept yet with a contemporary feel where softness and fluidity play a very important role. This is especially seen in its italics, which are loosely based on handwriting. Edita is intended to be used complementarily in books where text is set together with photographs and other graphic elements. However, it is versatile enough to be used in many other contexts, from novels to promotional material.
Edita’s large character set covers most languages which use Latin script. Its six styles give the designer the ability to work with a wide typographic palette, allowing complex typesetting with several levels of information. This is further enhanced by two optically corrected weights, Edita Small and Small Italic, which have been specifically designed for use in very small type sizes, such as in captions and notes. They differ by having a slightly taller x-height, heavier stems, reduced contrast, and carefully drawn inktraps to ensure legibility at sizes as small as five points. Additionally, their extenders are shorter to save space and allow text to be set with tighter leading.
The complete Edita family comes in eight styles, speaks multiple languages, and, along with our entire catalogue, has been optimised for today’s varied screen uses.
– Selected in the 2010 exhibition “Lletres de Barcelona”, Amiens
– Selected in Typography Served II, 2010
– 2011 Typography Award by Communication Arts.
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