A Fresh Look at Renaissance Text Faces
We would like to draw attention to this headstrong and expressive typeface, which is nevertheless rooted in calligraphy and can be combined well with other fonts and manuscripts: Kristal
Years ago, Kristal started as a sketch for a logotype, giving way to ideas and energy that didn’t have a place in a just-finished, long-term project with limited design freedom. Since then, Eyal Holtzman grew the design into a unique family of eight: three weights with striking, spirited Italics and an all-caps inline titling style. An Ornaments font rounds out the extended character-set and language support of the text styles.
As a versatile book face, Kristal provides a pleasant reading experience while giving the text a very special character and sparkle. The acute stroke endings in uppercase and lowercase letters—almost blade-like—enliven every paragraph.
The Open Caps display style evokes a timeless, festive look and applications such as monumental lettering, elegant card or cover designs. They add nuance and combine harmoniously with the rest of the family, or they can be used in their own right. In the ornaments font, each rosette is composed of repeating capital letters from the roman font.
Type foundry: Bold Monday
Designer: Eyal Holtzman
Release: June 2021
Weights: Regular, Medium, and Bold
Styles: Roman, Italic, Open Caps, and Ornaments
File formats: TTF, OTF, and web
Price Single Style: € 49.–, Ornaments € 39.–
Price Family: € 305.60