Luminare is a serif type family with a strong rhythmical structure, clean cut serifs and balanced proportions.
Luminare began life as a personal and academic enquiry into stencilled lettering. The key sources of this research where found in liturgical manuscripts from the 17th century and calligraphic experiments with the broad nibbed pen. Other influences include the work of W. A. Dwiggins, the writings of Eric Kindel, Richard Sennett, Phil Baines and Nicolette Grey.
The resulting typeface, whilst based on historical forms, has a subtle and clean aesthetic which allows the typeface to be quietly applied to a range of modern typographic applications – in both print and digital. Details include five 5 weights with Opentype features.