Serif typeface family inspired by
humanist broad-nib calligraphy

A typeface family inspired by humanist broad-nib calligraphy makes for great wrapping paper
Overview of weights and styles
Example paragraph beer menu
Example paragraph beer history
Example paragraph Neuromancer
Features, small capitals, R
Features, language support, j with acute
Features, ligatures, ffj
Features, ligatures, ffj
Example heading ‘Mijn kop’
Example paragraph naming babies
Example paragraph etymology of word Pint
Example paragraph Stanley Parable
Features, display swash capitals
Features, display contextual alternates
Features, section sign
Features, section sign
Elise Terra
Tabular oldstyle figures


Pint explores the relation between a text typeface (used for longer texts like books or magazines) and its display counterpart (used for shorter texts like headings, covers, flyers and posters). As such it comes in two parts; its primary half was designed to set body copy at sizes between eight to sixteen points. The moderate contrast of these text styles provide for a clear and crisp texture with a more solid and sturdy character becoming visible as weight increases.
Where text weights focus mostly on function in treatment of shapes and details, the display weights explore a more playful approach to form and proportions. They have a notably larger x-height, tighter spacing and retracting serifs which emphasize calligraphic influence in lighter weights while providing heavier weights with a dense, almost textura-like texture. Great for beer labels or coasters.


Pint typeface family was designed as final project of the Type and Media masters course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Have a look at the projects of my fellow graduates right here.