Abril consists of 8 text styles and 12 display styles, all of them containing the standard character set that supports over 50 languages including those from Central and Northern Europe.
Conceived specifically for intensive editorial use, whether it is in newspapers, magazines, or digital media, Abril is a font family of two worlds. The titling weights, based on a contemporary revamp of classic Didone styles, display both neutrality and a strong presence on the page, attracting the reader’s attention with measured tension in its curves, good color, and high contrast. It also features typographic niceties such as ornaments, borders, special dingbats, and alternate letters and numbers that propose a broad palette of tools to the designer.
The Abril font family is a credible, contemporary interpretation of a classic news face and was conceived for intensive editorial use in newspapers, magazines, and digital media. The Display styles have a strong presence and a newsy feel on the page while the Text styles were engineered from scratch to achieve the right colour, texture, and overall width for comfortable, continuous reading in printed and digital environments.
The text weights are more closely inspired by both, 19th-century slab serifs and scotch roman types. They maintain consistency with the headline styles, and at first, a glance may appear to have the same shapes only with lower contrast. However, in reality, the letter forms of Abril Text were engineered from scratch to achieve color, texture, and overall width that allow using the font comfortably in the most challenging environments for continuous reading, such as newspapers. This also makes it a great font family for pocketbooks and magazines. Abril competes, in terms of economy of space, head to head with some newspaper classics such as Utopia or Nimrod, but featuring a more contemporary look and feel; and unlike them, includes a full set of small caps with numbers and punctuation.
The four main text weights of Abril Text were also manually hinted which grants the possibility of a smooth transition from printed media to the web platform.
Abril Fatface is part of a bigger type family system, Abril, which includes 18 styles for all Display and Text uses. The titling weights are a contemporary revamp of classic Didone styles, display both neutrality and strong presence on the page to attract reader attention with measured tension by its curves, good color, and high contrast.
Abril Fatface in particular is inspired by the heavy titling fonts used in advertising posters in 19th century Britain and France. The thin serifs and clean curves lend the typeface a refined touch that gives any headline an elegant appearance. The Extended Latin character set supports over 50 languages, including those from Central and Northern Europe.