Malabar Heavy

$65.00

     
    Malabar Heavy
    Malabar is a type family for extensive text. Its design was developed with a nod toward newspapers. Malabar's characters are seriffed and of the oldstyle genre. A strong diagonal axis is apparent within the curves. Sturdy serifs help strengthen the line of text in small point sizes, as well as define the overall feeling of the face. Malabar's x-height is very high, a deliberate choice that makes the most important parts of lowercase letters visibly larger in tiny settings. The height of the capital letters is also rather diminutive, allowing for better character fit, as well as eliminating a bit of clumsiness in German, which often includes quite a few uppercase letters.

    Diacritical marks and additional alphabetic forms required by many Western, Central, and Eastern European languages are naturally a part of the character set, including those needed in the Baltic states, for Romanian, and for Turkish. Malabar's accents are bold and direct, sitting well with their base glyphs.

    The family includes three weights, each with a companion Italic. Malabar Regular is equipped with small caps, and both it and Malabar Italic include oldstyle figures. All members of the family have both proportional and tabular-width lining figures, as well as special variants of certain punctuation marks vertically adjusted for all-caps text setting. Malabar is informed both by contemporary ideas of typeface design (sheared terminals, the wider-drawn s) as well as by 16th-century masters. Malabar Heavy and Heavy Italic are very loud; their blackness almost shouts out from the page. The Regular's wedge serifs become more slab-ish in nature as the letters' weight increases. Martel Heavy and Heavy Italic are best relegated to headline use only. Martel Bold and Bold Italic may be used for text emphasis, a job for which the Heavy is to dark.

    Malabar received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the Type Directors Club of New York TDC2 competition in 2009.

    Keywords: Malabar Heavy, Small Caps, Indian, Serif, OsF, Expensive, Exquisite, anno 1600, anno 1500, Central European, Modern, Book, Newspaper, Contest Winner, Indianstyle, Turkish, Pro, 2000, indic style, Ligatures, International, Old Style, Garamond, Contemporary

    SKU: 36746259

    Product ID: 34595

    Malabar Heavy Font Information

    Version:1.00
    Family Name:Malabar LT Pro
    Weight:900
    Glyphs:484
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:No
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:3/3/2009
    Modified Date:3/3/2009
    Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
    Latin-1 Supplement
    Latin Extended-A
    Latin Extended-B
    Spacing Modifier Letters
    Greek and Coptic
    Latin Extended Additional
    General Punctuation
    Currency Symbols
    Letterlike Symbols
    Mathematical Operators
    Geometric Shapes
    Alphabetic Presentation Forms
    Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
    1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
    1254 Turkish
    1257 Windows Baltic
    1258 Vietnamese
    Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
    855 IBM Cyrillic; primarily Russian
    775 MS-DOS Baltic
    737 Greek; former 437 G
    437 US