Idealista

Idealista is the youngest member of the extended family of geometric typefaces and it directly responds to its other members, Nudista and Kulturista. It shares the same proportions and the same set of weights, yet it enriches the expression means of the two typefaces with new themes - the character set is smooth, even round, and it boasts a number of special details and perky moves. Most of all, Idealista relishes juicy magazine titles, typographic logotypes and propagandist posters. Yet it works equally well in places where you need to stick a label onto that gardening tool, computer box, or spaceship. Unlike cold, technicist typefaces, it has great zest for life, so there's no wonder that in each of the letters, intuition wins over intellect. Owing to this, the text set in Idealista has a special, voluptuous quality and unmistakable temperament - in a single typeface, Idealista combines the best of sans-serif, blackletter, as well as geometric and calligraphic construction principles, coming down to one impressive, expressive cocktail.

The decisively cursive character of the alphabet set is tangible in the regular style already. Not only in soft outstrokes of lower case “i” and “l” and in carefully smoothed “b” and “n”; it also shows in the dandy stretch of the stem in “f”, in the old-fashioned stride of “k”, and in the typically uncial “t”. Some letters have serifs, some do not, some are sharp, some are smooth, and all this results in the nice foxtrot pace of the line of text. The typeface has five weights and ten styles in total, so it can easily accommodate to the needs of complex texts, unlike many of its display counterparts. Idealista is valuable partner for the more text-suited Nudista and, if need for tiny sizes arises, to Kulturista as well. Decent slanted italics with single-bellied a will be the pet of all race car lovers and fighter jet pilots who value speed and aerodynamics above all else... The best quality of execution, the immaculate diacritics and the support of a broad variety of languages are all part of the package, of course.

 

Design: Tomáš Brousil
Number of fonts in a family: 10 (Thin, Thin Italic, Light, Light Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Semibold, Semibold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic)
Number of glyphs per font: 415
Release date: 2010

 

OpenType Features:
Case Sensitive Forms (case)
Localized Forms (locl)
Standard Ligatures (liga)