Catacumba

You need JavaScript enabled and the latest version of Flash Player to see this type sample.

Credits

Designer(s)
Rui Abreu
Foundry(ies)
Fountain Type , PSY/OPS
Release Year
2009
Country of Origin
Add
Classification
Add
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Add
Tags
decorative, didone, display, excelsa, exuberant, moderata, portugal, text, victorian

Background

Catacumba is a six-weight typeface inspired by the painted inscriptions of the Igreja de São Francisco church’s catacombs in Porto, Portugal. The forms are clearly influenced by Victorian style, with an unmistakable French heritage, and yet they somehow convey a decidedly Portuguese sensibility.

Catacumba’s centerpieces are its two titling styles: the exuberant Excelsa, and the Didonesque Moderata. From these two decoratives, four new cuts are derived. These, the Text fonts, are tamer and more understated, but maintain the same artisanal grounding and DNA as the display fonts. Each Catacumba font is replete with a wide selection of OpenType ranges and features, allowing for extensive use within the Latin range.

Listing Info

John Boardley’s avatar

Last edited by John Boardley on May 26, 2010, 11:25am EST

View full edit history

Adding Your Photos

To have your photos for a typeface show up here, upload them to Flickr and tag them with machine tags. Read more about Typedia and machine tags.

Some examples:

  • type:face=helvetica
  • type:style=bold
  • type:foundry=linotype
  • type:designer="max miedinger"

Other Resources

Related Links

Add