Arsenica Font

Arsenica Font

Starting from this mix of eclectic influences, Canovaro first developed the Arsenica Antiqua family, designed as a display typeface that keeps the original Old Style low-contrast, vast proportions and quirky stylistic inventions. These where then distilled in a high contrast, Arsenica Display family, expanding the weight range to include both poster, ultra-bold weights and lighter weights that give the design a distinct calligraphic flavour.

Bringing the letterforms into contemporary taste meant also developing alternate letterforms included in the Arsenica Alternate family, which drops the art nouveau details in favour of a more controlled modern serif aesthetic. Finally, Arsenica Text was developed by expanding the design space in the optical size axis, creating a low contrast, strongly readable old style typeface family, with a reduced weight set, oriented for long body copy typesetting.

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