Benda is a modern geometric script font with roots in the calligraphy and lettering of legendary artist Jaroslav Benda.
With bold, predominantly low joins, the robust monolinear character strokes shine in one-word and short inscriptions as well as in longer headlines. The practical letterforms do not clutter the space with loops and curlicues, while the emphasised baseline helps to underline the importance of the message. What’s more – Benda is a smart font, automatically replacing conflicting characters with suitable alternatives as you write so that the final text flows seamlessly.
Because Benda is the sequel to Jaroslav, it derives the slant, colour, and geometric characteristics from the sans typeface, forming the perfect companion to the font. So much so, it can serve as a second italic emphasis in long texts.
Design: Tomáš Brousil
Number of fonts in a family: 5 (Light, Regular, Medium, Semibold, Bold)
Number of glyphs per font: 780
Release date: 2020
Old Style Numerals (onum)
Lining Figures (lnum)
Standard Ligatures (liga)
Case Sensitive Forms (case)
Stylistic Sets (salt ss06)