We had three major font family releases this week. The first is the Okojo Pro family of typefaces.
The Okojo Pro Complete family is a reworking of Wordshape’s immensely popular Okojo family of typefaces. It includes Okojo Pro, a semi-geometric sans serif, Okojo Slab Pro, a semi-geometric slab serif, Okojo Pro Display, a round-cornered sans serif variation, and Okojo Slab Pro Display, a round-cornered slab serif.
The entire Okojo Pro family looks great at small or large sizes. The Okojo Pro family is designed for readability in long texts while simultaneously functioning as effective display type.
Features of Okojo Pro Display:
– all lowercase characters have an enlarged x-height, creating less optical dazzle than typefaces like Futura, Neutra or Avant Garde
– more humanist numerals and punctuation for enhanced readability
– complete Western, Central and Eastern European characters sets
– radically improved spacing guaranteeing beautiful results in print and on screen for the Czech, English, Hungarian, Croatian, Esperanto, Maltese, Romanian, Turkish, Albanian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Basque, Bulgarian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian languages
The Okojo Pro Display family is influenced by the type designs of Paul Renner and Herb Lubalin, but smoothed over with more than a bit of Americana.
Both work well on-screen as webfonts and in print as book type. Each is hinted with accuracy and kerned with precision.The lighter weights are slightly slimmer than the regular and bold weights to give the typeface more of a vertical feel, inviting readers’ to rapidly read typeset text with a maximum of contrast and a minimum of optical distortion.
Okojo: it’s a little bit country and a little bit rock’n’roll.
Once upon a time, a young man with scribbles on his face rapped the words, “Stacks on stacks on stacks”. Prophetic. Engaging. And more than anything―*inspiring*!
Our second major release lately, OkojoPro Stack is a family of six stackable sans serif typefaces: three layers of extrusion, a solid face, and two ornamental stepped layers―Sunset and Sunrise.
You can use the different type faces together to create ornamental headline typography with thousands of different possible combinations. Bonus: The face layer is a rugged bold typeface that has been spaced and kerned for text typesetting.
Combine this family with the Okojo Pro Family of typefaces to create exquisite, eye-catching layouts for print or screen.
Okojo Pro Stack: Stack ’em up!
Our third big release is Okojo Slab Pro Stack—another family of six stackable slab serif typefaces: three layers of extrusion, a solid face, and two ornamental stepped layers―Sunset and Sunrise.
All three families were designed in conjunction and work smashingly as an extended superfamily of clean workhorse fonts.