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G-Type have released Remora, an extensive new humanist sans serif which comes in 2 style variations, the effervescent Remora Sans and its sharp suited business partner Remora Corp. Both styles include 5 individual width sets ranging from the condensed W1 to the extra-wide W5. Designed by G-Type founder Nick Cooke, both the Sans and Corp families share the same proportions, with the exception of certain key characters that change the overall appearance. Remora Sans and Corp are ‘humanist’ rather than ‘geometric’ in style, meaning they’re not strictly based on rectangles and circles, resulting in a warm and friendlier feel. The slightly ’super-elliptical’ rounded forms create generously attractive curves. With an impressive 7 weights (Thin to Ultra) and true matching italics in each pack Remora is an ultra versatile super family comprising 140 individual fonts, perfect for any typographic assignment or design brief.
Quite early on in the design process Cooke decided to give Remora Corp equal billing instead of incorporating these glyphs as alternates or a stylistic set that may get overlooked.
“I created two separate families after learning a valuable lesson with one of my earlier typefaces, Houschka”, says Cooke. “Houschka contained distinctive rounded A’s W’s and w’s, with ‘straight’ styles as character alternates. Even though style sets and alternates are easy to activate they are rarely used, so after many requests for customised versions of the fonts with the straight characters as defaults it was decided to create the separate ‘Alt’ family. So I cut straight to the chase with the two Remora variants and created two complementary families.”
Both typeface families are available through the G-Type website.