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Fadista Font

Fadista Font

Fadista is an eccentric experimental typeface inspired by the Portuguese fado music and letterings by the artist Stuart Carvalhais (1887–1961), created throughout the 1920ies and 1930ies. A strong, clean presence with a quirky touch gives the typeface its overall character. Fadista includes various OpenType features that allow tailoring the type to custom needs, encouraging graphical exploration. Fadista results from meticulous research, graphic reinterpretation and systematization of the glyph palette, considering modern font standards. Balancing historical heritage and „hipster“ contemporary looks, Fadista represents a discourse about aesthetics, trends and currentness in graphic design.

The stylistic variations of the glyphs in Fadista work in an additive fashion rather than completely altering the look of the typeface. This means that a basic framework of glyphs remains unaltered, while specific subgroups of characters are affected by the style choices. Through this behaviour, stylesets in Fadista work as a switch for the type of contrast you’d like entwined in the overall look of the typeface. Other unique features include stylistic alternates for specific glyph combinations, ligatures that allow internal character spacing and tiny diacritics that flow within cap height along regular height glyphs.

Please note the lowercase characters within Fadista are uppercase alternates. Math operators and a wide range of symbols and punctuation are fully supported. Supported Languages: Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Malagasy, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romansh, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. For further language support, don‘t hesitate to get in touch. Fadista was awarded the Art Directors Club Bronze in the junior competition 2014 and the DDC Award 2014 in the category “Future“.

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