Copyright Joern Oelsner 2010, made by URW++ Design & Development
Since my first contact with blackletters in 99, I became more and more fascinated by these artistic looking typefaces.It all started in the USA at the age of 16, when I took an art-class. I decided to trace some blackletter typefaces because they looked very interesting.
From this point on I was intrigued by blackletter fonts from all over the world. I studied their different body structures and their cultural background as well as the typedesigners behind it.
Full of information and inspiration I started to draw my own blackletter typeface in 2006. While studying in Hamburg I got in touch with the studio of URW , where I got skilled in typesoftware and developement. Creating a type takes an eye for detail and patience but also lot's of time and so it took almost 4 years until the project was finished. And so Ruca was born.
Ruca is a refined and expanded typeface. When you look at the spines, the tails or the flags you can see the detailed drawing which makes the font also extremely good looking in very tall letters. The full character set contains over 400 characters, many ligatures, two numbersets and all important currency symbols. Over 300 kerningpairs and many OTF-features make the font easy in use for professional type applications.
The typeface is very well applicable for strong headlines and masterheads. Because of itÂ´s unique looking way, Ruca can be perfectly used for professional graphic applications like fashion design or branding. So welcome Ruca.
Standard, Access All Alternates, Case Sensive Forms, Discretionary Ligatures, Denominator, Terminal Forms, Fractions, Historical Forms, Standard Ligatures, Localized Forms, Numerator, Ordinals, Small Caps, Superscript