Versa Sans OT

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Credits

Designer(s)
Peter Verheul
Foundry(ies)
OurType
Release Year
2001
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Classification
Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
FontShop, OurType
Tags
corporate, humanist, open, sans serif, superfamily

Background

The family started 1993 as a display (italic) typeface until 1998, it was called Nardy until 2001. Later Verheul developed an accompanying roman and extended the typeface in a more regular textface.
The sans version was born in 2001. It has been used in many ways and therefore it became a very mature type family.

After more than ten years work the typeface Versa, Versa Sans, Condensed and Sans Condensed are available at OurType since april 2004. Presently Verheul is working on the open caps fonts and the extended versions.

For the Corporate Design of the Dutch National Government (Rijksoverheid) Versa was taken as a starting point by Peter Verheul for a custom design consisting of a serif and a sans in two weights (Regular and Bold) with matching italics.
Originally Versa had been designed for book typography, the Rijksoverheid family though is used in a much wider range of applications. The new design had to look more official, more business-like, but just as legible and economic.

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