Delvard Condensed


International Association of Art Critics Award

In 2011 Nikola Djurek recieved the International Association of Art Critics Award for his font families Marlene, Delvard, Plan Grotesque.

Named after a famous cabaret performer, Delvard – in its details and proportions – is an entirely new series of fonts for text and display. Though the typefaces Nikola Djurek designs and licenses on this site are striking and versatile, Delvard clearly draws from an historic movement: the sinuous curves, geometries, and couplings of late nineteenth-century Art Nouveau.

Delvard’s letterforms are based on a charming, handwritten note that reads: "Proportion: 1:50, Month of March 1905" from which Djurek fashioned a set of capitals showcasing the shears, elevated crossbars, and angled segments associated with the typefaces and lettering of the period. Included are contextual alternates that substitute standard capitals for those with swash terminals or elongated strokes. There are also raised small capitals and characters that automatically fuse or nestle.

The lowercase letterforms and small capitals Djurek drew from scratch dispel notions that Delvard is just a display face. Though somewhat mannered, their stature, ample widths, large counters, squarish bowls and curves make for extremely readable, low-contrast text fonts equipped with an assortment of numerals (e.g., old style and tabular old style, proportional lining and tabular lining, small cap; superiors, inferiors, numerators, denominators, etc.) and characters that support Central and Western European languages based on the Latin alphabet. As if these were not enough, Djurek also drew a series of display fonts: Display One through Five and Fat, for users who must set vivid, forceful, or saucy strings of text.

Delvard supports all Latin based European languages: Afrikaans, Azeri (Latin), Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Friulian, German, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish, Gaelic, Italian, Kurdish (Latin), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malay, Maltese, Māori, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romani, Romanian, Sámi (Inari, Lule, Nrthern, Southern), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish and Welsh.


Delvard Condensed

  • Published
    by Typonine
  • Year 2010
  • Description

    Narrower version, all features from Delvard included in this space saving variant.

    10 styles in 5 weights. 10 OpenType and Web Fonts.

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