You’ll love this new typeface. When Stéphane Elbaz has submited to us his Geneo in 2008, we were immediately charmed by the subtle mix of styles. Presented in ExtraLight only at the time, the potential was already latent. The following year he presented Geneo Type directors club of New York and received the ultimate accolade for a type designer (Certificate of Type design Excellence), who moved him immediatly to the side of professionals recognized by his peers. But his work wasn’t not over, and Stéphane worked even harder on it until April 2012 to meet the requirement of Typofonderie production: Many weights, a large glyphs set, subtlety of its design.
Geneo is a synthesis of historic and present-day visions of typography, a slab serif constructed on an oblique axis. Its subtle contrast evokes both Renaissance elegance and the robustness of the Egyptian typefaces that were in vogue during the 19th century. Geneo falls halfway between the classic styles of Garamond and Fournier, with aspects of contemporary slab serifs like Rockwell, Boton, and even Le Monde Courrier. From this blend of styles and genres, it emerges with a singular identity perfectly suited for modern illustrations of quality, savoir-faire, and culture.
Geneo’s limited contrast has been carefully crafted to make the font adaptable for use as both text and headlines, as well as for small-print elements like footnotes, appendices, and captions. Its lighter styles — rarely found in today’s serif type families — add delicacy to large-print works. The variety and precision of certain weights, like Regular or Book, allow minute adjustments of the font color in text compositions. This flexibility is especially useful for displaying on devices with high pixel densities such as the latest iPhone or iPad, on which text may appear too thin.
The sturdiness of Geneo makes it a perfect choice for posters, logos, print and any project that requires finesse and sophistication. This versatile font is available in nine weights, from thin to black, with corresponding italics. Like many PRO glyph sets on Typofonderie, Geneo offers small capitals, old-style figures, and other features such as case sensitive punctuation and fractions. It also provides alternate versions of some letters such as g and a, plus special arrows and dingbats to give you the flexibility you need for your typographic projects. Geneo pairs perfectly with Allumi, Ardoise, or Ambroise, also available from Typofonderie.
Availability of the new typeface family
Geneo OpenType fonts are only available in our exclusive PRO version.
Download Geneo pdf specimen.
→ € 55 by weight.
→ € 146 for the 4 basic weights (Regular, Italic, Bold, Italic).
→ € 569 for the Full family of 18 styles (9 romans, 9 italics).
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