Apex New

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Credits

Designer(s)
Chester Jenkins
Foundry(ies)
Thirstype
Release Year
2006
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Village
Tags
sans serif

Background

Apex New supersedes Apex Sans, which was originally released in early 2003. Once the design was released, Chester started work on Apex Serif, Thirstype’s first OpenType font family; he returned to Apex Sans in early 2004, with a view to extending the glyphset and combining the Small Caps and numeral sets into OpenType fonts. As he worked, he started seeing the type’s flaws, and set about fixing them. Two years later, Apex New was finished. All weights of the type have been revised, and everything heavier than Book has been completely redrawn. The bold weights which had previously ‘closed up’, especially at smaller sizes, are now more open with subtle contrast; the new version has been described as “elegant”. The family has grown to seven weights, with over a thousand glyphs in each font. The font files are cross-platform CFF-flavoured OpenType, with loads of basic and advanced features.

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