Fresco Sans


Fred Smeijers
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Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
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FontShop, OurType
humanist, open,, superfamily,


A large, multipurpose type family designed by Fred Smeijers, Fresco was first shown in Items, the Dutch design magazine, in October 1998.
The character of Fresco can be described as a refreshment of traditional
and conventional issues: being definitely a contemporary typeface, it shamelessly embraces all the good given by tradition. Professional users might like the typographical reach of the Fresco family. Extremely suitable for setting serious reading matter, Fresco equally blends very well into the corporate world; magazines are another area of use.

In March 2006 OurType released a new variation of Fresco fonts – Fresco Plus. This version of Fresco was developed for particular typographic use and features slightly longer ascenders and descenders. Identical kerning and spacing of both Fresco and Fresco Plus families allows an easy switch between, or combination of the two variations within the same body of text.
Fresco Plus fonts are available in serif and sanserif versions. Its five
weights: light, normal, semi-bold, bold and black, have italics, small caps and various sets of figures: lining, non-lining, and small capital-height figures. OpenType Pro fonts offer additional ligatures, fractions, superiors, inferiors, denominators and additional small capital-height punctuation. OpenType Pro fonts support the Latin Extended 1 character set, which is a valuable tool for composing multilingual text.

Fresco Plus and Fresco Plus Sans are available in TrueType, PostScript (for both PC and Mac platforms), OpenType Standard and OpenType Pro formats.

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