This months musing headlines are set in Latinotype's Hernández Niu designed by Daniel Hernández and César Araya
In the typedesign industry the terms ‘nova’, ‘neue’, ‘next’, ‘new’ are often used to refer to a typeface that has been modified in different ways: redesign, technical readjustments, greater number of characters, etc. Latinotype use the word ‘niu’ to refer to these kinds of typefaces.
Diversity, change and adaptation are the essence of Latin American culture and, Hernández Niu is characterized by this rich mix of ethnic and artistic influences.
A display slab serif font of thickened serifs, with functional and expressive ink-traps and true italics. Detailed forms and counterforms allow this typeface to be used in very large sizes, but its expertly crafted shapes preform well in small copy for editorial and typesetting too.
This font consists of 6 weights, ranging from Extra Light to Heavy, each with matching true italics. Hernández Niu comes with a set of 397 characters, making it possible to use the font in 212 different languages.