TENEZ, A GRAND SLAM WORTHY POINTED NIB SERIF
We designed Tenez for one of our branding projects – Coralinda, further developing the resulting logotype into a typeface we felt could solve many designers’ needs.
Its origins are rooted in pointed nib calligraphy which can be seen in contemporary Didot and Bodoni inspired typefaces. But Tenez’s shapes are organic (these modern typefaces were originally cut by hand after all) – in fact that was the challenge we set from the start: to make a typeface as organic in construction as possible.
One of the several unique features of Tenez is its unusual Thin weight, in which the contrast between thin strokes and the black area left by the serifs makes for a typewriter-like personality.
Tenez was unapologetically conceived as a display typeface meant to be used large as in magazine openings, drop caps or everywhere there’s a need for elegant impact. Yet we have made a big effort to make it as flexible and complete as possible (including support for almost all Latin languages available), figure sets for almost every conceivable occasion (tables, text, super and subscript), alternates for the R (for the rainy days) and Q (with a nice big tail for that article opener).