Based in Chile, LatinoType has earned a reputation for top quality type designs that are used by graphic designers around the world. Operated by Miguel Hernández, Luciano Vergara, and Daniel Hernández, LatinoType blends the cultural influences of its native South America and infuses those influences into each and every type design it releases.
It was Pablo Picasso who said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” This is a personal mantra that the foundry studio adheres to. LatinoType is all about typography, not only through their own creative designs, but through the support they give to other typographers. The foundry regularly participates in workshops and classes to educate the next generation of typographers in Chile, openly sharing their wealth of information and experience with others.
Education, collaboration, and teamwork are hallmarks of LatinoType’s business, and since they began, they have been determined to put Latin America on the map in the world of typography, and to keep it there. They’ve worked with and supported a number of type designers over the years, like Daniel Peralta Casanova, to create and release new type designs to the public.
Daniel is a graphic designer and type designer in Santiago. In addition to his own design projects, he also teaches typography and information design at a local university. He worked hand-in-hand with LatinoType on one of their more recent releases, Inga Sans.
Inga Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface with a contemporary style. This innovative design is fresh and modern, with rounded forms and angled strokes that give it a warm personality. Inga Sans is expressive and highly legible, even in small point, making it a great choice for projects that require fine print. It’s also easy on the eyes in long passages, so it’s perfect for body copy, editorials, website content, and publishing.
Inga Sans is available in Extralight, Ultralight, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black, with corresponding italics for each weight. This range of options makes it suitable for a wide variety of design projects that include headlines, editorials, displays, signage, magazines, layouts, advertising, corporate communications, letterhead, logos, presentations, infographics, product packaging, labels, website design, and mobile applications. It’s an excellent candidate for branding and identity projects, as well, conveying its messages with clarity and cohesion across different media outputs and sizes.
Inga Sans offers a number of additional features via OpenType, including case sensitive forms, fractions, standard ligatures, ordinals, and stylistic alternates. Its multilingual support is extensive, covering Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, and Afrikaans to provide accessibility to 206 languages.
LatinoType currently offers more than 150 products through YouWorkForThem, a varied selection of trendy sans serifs, strong and sophisticated serifs, elegant script fonts, and distinctive display fonts. We’re willing to bet that you’ll find something you absolutely love from LatinoType, so check out their extensive portfolio to look over the rest of their work!