Formata

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Release Year
1984
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
MyFonts, Linotype
Tags
humanist, sans serif

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Bernd Möllenstädt’s first type design, Formata, was released in 1984.

Instead of linear severity common to many sans serifs, Formata offers curved strokes and interesting details that are subtle in smaller sizes but distinguishable in larger sizes, thus, appropriate for both text and display.

The family has an extensive weight range complimented by small caps, old style figures, fractions and the Euro symbol for both the normal and condensed versions.
The breadth of the family makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of applications from bodies of text, office memorandum, scanning and faxing documents to attention-grabbing headlines.

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