Edita

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Credits

Designer(s)
Pilar Cano
Foundry(ies)
TypeTogether
Release Year
2009
Country of Origin
Spain
Classification
Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
TypeTogether
Tags
books, gentle, italics, legibility, serif

Background

Edita is a gentle typeface, humanistic in concept yet with a contemporary feel, where softness and fluidity play a very important role. This can be seen especially in its italics, which are loosely based on handwriting.

This book typeface family is intended to be used in books where text is set together with photographs and other graphic elements. However, Edita is a general book typeface, versatile enough to be used in many other contexts, from novels to promotion material.

Edita’s large character set, covering most languages which use Latin script, and styles give the designer the possibility to work with a big typographic palette, allowing complex typesetting with several levels of information.

This is further enhanced by the two optically corrected weights Edita Small and Small Italic. They have been particularly designed for their use in very small type sizes, such as in captions and notes. They differ in having a slightly bigger x-height, heavier stems, reduced contrast, and carefully drawn ink-traps to ensure legibility at sizes as small as 5 pt. Additionally, their extenders are shorter to save space which allows text to be set with tighter leading.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on December 9, 2011, 10:41pm EST

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