Abril

Designed by Veronika Burian José Scaglione. Released 2011.

Abril is a credible, contemporary interpretation of a classic newsface and was conceived for intensive editorial use in newspapers, magazines, and digital media. The Display styles have a strong presence and a newsy feel on the page while the Text weights were engineered from scratch to achieve the right colour, texture, and overall width for comfortable, continuous reading in printed and digital environments.

  • Typographica’s Best Typefaces of 2011
  • Gold prize, 2012 European Design Awards
  • Tipos Latinos 2012 
  • Bienale Brno 2012
  • 2012 Type Directors Club Tokyo Exhibition
  • Yearbook of Type I, 2013
  • Clap Award 2013
  • Selected for ISTD 2014
Abril Display Set. 12 fonts USD 297,23
Abril Text Set. 10 fonts USD 373,44

Good Housekeeping magazine asks readers to test sex toys.

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The magazine is more commonly known for its recipes and consumer tests of cakes and kitchen gadgets like toasters. 

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Housewives’ favourite Good Housekeeping has published its most comprehensive research into sex toys. The best-selling women’s monthly magazine asked hundreds of women to put 27 sex aids through their pulsating paces.

Readers who leaf through its pages for advice on how to rustle up healthy recipes, deal with grumpy teens and cunning shopping tips will be stunned to find a steamy section on sex toys.

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According to the research, almost half of women who took part in the mag’s Tried and Tested study, were left feeling satisfied by the sex toy they used. More than four in ten said it was easier to achieve sexual pleasure with the aid than relying on a partner.

Almost a fifth of women said using a sex toy boosted their love life and led to more nookie with their partner while one in ten admitted it gave them more confidence between the sheets.

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The Backstory

Abril

Abril is a credible, contemporary interpretation of a classic newsface, engineered for comfortable, continuous reading in printed and digital environments.

Conceived by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione specifically for intensive editorial use in newspapers, magazines, and digital media, Abril is a type family of two worlds. The Display styles, based on a contemporary revamp of classic Didone models, have a strong presence on the page without overwhelming the reader with forms that are either unfamiliar or too captivating. Abril Display holds the reader’s attention with measured tension in its curves, good colour, and high contrast. It also features typographic niceties such as ornaments, borders, special dingbats, and alternate letters and numbers that provide a broad palette for the designer’s needs.

To maintain consistency with the Display styles, the styles of Abril Text give the initial impression of having the same shapes but with lower contrast. At first they may look practically identical, but it is these details which smooth the transition from one family to the other as well as distinguish them from each other. Abril Text takes its inspiration from both 19th century slab serifs and Scotch Roman typefaces, rather than the Didone-style lineage used for Abril Display. This heritage makes the text darker and with less contrast than the display, which is exactly what each needs.

The letterforms of Abril Text were engineered from scratch to achieve the right colour, texture, and overall width for comfortable, continuous reading in the most challenging environments. This makes it a great type family for newspapers, pocket books, annual reports, and magazines. In terms of space economy, Abril Text competes head to head with such newspaper classics as Utopia and Nimrod, but features a more contemporary look and feel; and improving upon the classics, Abril Text includes a full set of small caps with numbers and punctuation.

The Abril family consists of 10 text styles and 12 display styles, all of them containing the standard TypeTogether character set that supports over 50 languages, including those from Central and Northern Europe. Abril has dual use in printed and digital environments, so it has consistently been used for top websites and editorials since its introduction. The complete Abril family, along with our entire catalogue, has been optimised for today’s varied screen uses.