Vesper™ is a type family designed to effortlessly set large amounts of text that is always comfortable to read. It quietly exudes unique personalities in both text and display sizes yet remains unobtrusive to the reading process. The family consists of five weights & italics which all contain wide language support and tons of advanced typographic features for complex typesetting. Vesper also has a matching Hebrew companion and a Devanagari version is coming soon!
Details of the Details
The thick and thin transitions give Vesper its defining character.
Vesper has a relatively large x-height with clear and open forms making it comfortable to read, especially in text sizes. Compact descenders and slightly shorter capitals allow space for diacritics without adding line spacing.
Traditional ball terminals get unique treatments – customized for each letter.
All of the characters have slightly rounded corners giving them a discrete softness. Text appears somewhat more supple and satiny than it does when using typefaces with sharp corners. The effect is muffled in small sizes but becomes more pronounced when enlarged.
The overall look and feel of the Latin characters was inspired by the Devanagari (coming very soon!). The slightly angled serifs and cuts in the ‘ball’ terminals came directly from the calligraphic stroke endings found in Devanagari.