a modern & expressive sans-serif family
Garino is a modern sans-serif typeface family. It gains its expressive character from a dynamic sweep in the curves and high-contrast transitions.
The thinner and thicker weights are particularly suitable for strong headlines, while the middle weights can be used for typographic challenges and body text. As a result, it can be used in a reserved as well as an expressive way. Thanks to an extensive character collection, it becomes a real workhorse. A versatile allrounder that is up to all challenges – for Corporate Identity, Editorial, Branding, Orientation and Guidance systems and much more.
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The Garino family has a total of 20 styles, from thin to heavy and matching italics. The thinner and thicker weights are particularly suitable for strong headlines, while the middle weights can be used for typographic challenges and body text.
The Character Set
The Garino family has a total of 1165 glyphs per font, including a whole range of features like languages, small caps, numbers, arrows, symbols alternates and many more, which makes Garino suitable for many purposes.
Garino supports over 200+ latin based languages and includes an extended currency symbol set.
The Garino family includes a lot of Open Type Features like small caps, ligatures, fractions, alternates, arrows, numbers and many more.
The Stylistic Sets give you the opportunity to choose the best look & feel for your projects.
Arrows, circled and squared arrows and numbers
Garino has an extensive range of circled and squared numbers. Thanks to Open Type Features and an easy system, the various designs can also be simply „written“ without first having to select them in a glyph palette.
The principle is easily explained: If a number is placed in round or square brackets, it will automatically be displayed in an outlined circle or square. If you add a period to the number, it is displayed in a full circle or square. The same principle also applies to the arrows. The arrows themselves are combinations of greater/less symbols with the various slashes or hyphens.
So you just have to type the following combinations. Only the standard ligatures have to be activated, which is the default in the most common graphic programs like Adobe Cloud anyway.
The Variable Font
Variable Fonts combine an almost infinite number of font styles in a single font file. Two axes/sliders for weight and oblique can be used to select the desired style. This font technology is therefore ideally suited for the typographic design of responsive screen cases. Variable Fonts are particularly pleasing for web-developers, as they take up a significantly smaller amount of data than conventional web fonts. But Variable Fonts are also ideal for exciting typo animations.
However, variable fonts are also suitable for classic layout design. Depending on the field of application, you might want something between a Light and a Regular weight, for example. This problem can now be solved very easily thanks to the sliders.
The Design Process
During the initial sketching phase of Ardena, the previous typeface before Garino, two different versions emerged where I felt greater potential. One was a more neutral and open version, and the other was a more expressive and characterful sans-serif, with closed forms. I decided to go with the more neutral Ardena first, knowing very well that the more characterful design would not end up in the drawer. So, after finishing Ardena, I quickly began to create Garino. This was given a more expressive character by a higher stroke width contrast, more dynamic curves and more contrasty transitions – especially in the thicker grades, where the contrast comes out nicely. The closed forms gain further individuality and expressiveness through tapered terminals.
Garino should be a versatile tool for users. Thanks to Open Type features, I developed a simple system for writing arrows and numbers in circles and squares without having to search for them in glyph palettes. A helpful tool and an easy way for users to find the appropriate characters. Only the standard ligatures have to be activated, which is the default in the most common graphics programs, such as Adobe Cloud, anyway.
To make Garino usable for many purposes, it must of course be extended accordingly. Extensive language support, many currency characters, alternative characters, small caps and other features were added accordingly. As a result, the number of characters quickly grew to over 1165. Also an italic was drawn. Complemented by a cursive, Garino grew into a very extensive family that can be used for many purposes.
Licensing & Pricing
Garino is starting at 40,-€ for a single style (desktop & web) for 1-5 users.
The family package (desktop & web) is starting at 214,-€ for 1-5 users.
The Variable Font (desktop & web) is starting at 214,-€ for 1-5 users.
Retailers may vary. Further license variations are available on request.
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