Jumping on board of the everlasting trend of grotesque typefaces, Residenz Grotesk aims to be a neutral and versatile workhorse with a friendly touch — but also an experimental playground for contrasts and extrema.
The well-known constructed letterforms are not only pushed to their limits in the extreme widths. A complete alternative alphabet, inspired by handwritten shapes and graffiti, can be sprinkled in individually or in set steps. This allows for a unique touch to be easily mixed in wherever needed.
Available in 6 weights and 5 widths, the spectrum of potential usage is wide and versatile, ranging from traditional swiss style typography to trending experimental graphics. Though the tight spacing, designed for big and impactful text, individual styles can be tweaked to be used for proper body copy. And needless to say Residenz Grotesk comes with a comprehensive character set, useful OpenType features and is even available as a Variable Font for you type nerds out there!
The core feature of Residenz Grotesk are the different stylistic presets, mixing in the alternate letters in different frequencies. But of course the usual OpenType features like ligatures, case sensitive forms and various forms of figures are not missing.
Thanks to the coverage of the Latin-Extended-A Unicode range, Residenz Grotesk supports most modern Latin languages. Actually, containing some additional accented glyphs, you can set text in 215 languages. If you still think your language isn't supported, you can look up the full list below or in the specimen.
Residenz Grotesk is counting more than 1000 glyphs, covering the Latin Extended-A Unicode Range, a complete set of alternate letters and punctuation and fancy ligatures and symbols for characteristic poster and editorial usage.
To get an overview of the full glyph set, all styles, OpenType-Features and text samples you can download the specimen below.
To get a complete overview of all features, the glyph set and range of cuts you can download the specimen. It is designed to work not only for information on screen, but to be printed out to get an impression of appearence in different sizes on paper.