Cosmiqua Complete Family Value Pack

$585.00

     
    Cosmiqua is a lively serif family from Linotype's Type Director, Akira Kobayashi. Inspired by advertising design from the 1950s, Kobayashi began to closely examine his favorite letterforms from this genre, particularly those headline faces that appear to live in the space between formal italic types and casual handwriting. These letterforms exude a certain hope for the future, and also appear to be a little odd, or kitschy, to our 21st century eyes. Yet the serifs and terminals on these letters do not let go of one's attention.

    On further examination, Kobayashi found these same traits in even older faces, particularly 19th century English advertising types. Assuming the spirit of these diverse sources into himself (one typeface in particular, Miller & Richard's Caledonian Italic, was quite influential) Kobayashi drew Cosmiqua.

    Cosmiqua is an amalgamation of the French "cosmique," meaning cosmic, and "Antiqua," the German term for serif type. In other words, this is a cosmic serif face; a typeface for the future, as the future was seen in the 1950s.

    Kobayashi first drew the Italic weights of Cosmiqua, refining his favorite lowercase forms (x and y), as well as creating sublime ball terminals on the A and N. Only later did he move on to the upright, Roman forms. Although Cosmiqua was originally conceived for display uses, it is a serviceable text face as well.

    Cosmiqua has five weights, each with an Italic (Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold, and Heavy).

    Keywords: Cosmiqua Complete Family Value Pack

    SKU: 14905005

    Product ID: 25228

    Cosmiqua Light Font Information

    Version:2.01
    Family Name:Cosmiqua Com
    Weight:300
    Glyphs:420
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:No
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:5/7/2007
    Modified Date:1/17/2008
    Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
    Latin-1 Supplement
    Latin Extended-A
    Latin Extended-B
    Spacing Modifier Letters
    General Punctuation
    Currency Symbols
    Letterlike Symbols
    Mathematical Operators
    Geometric Shapes
    Private Use Area
    Alphabetic Presentation Forms
    Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
    1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
    1253 Greek
    1254 Turkish
    1257 Windows Baltic
    Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
    Hinting:0-6 Smoothed
    7-12 Hinted
    13+ Hinted and Smoothed