Info

Westeinde was designed
in 2013–2014 by Adam Katyi
© All rights reserved.

Release date: 06th October 2014

Awards:
The Hungarian Design Award in 2014.
Visual Communication Category

Weights and Styles

Westeinde Caption is available in 5 weights: Thin, Light, Regular, Bold and Heavy. With normal and italic styles too.

Click here to download the full pdf specimen.

Language Support

Basic Latin, West- and Central Europe, Baltic, Romanian, Turkish, soon: Greek and Cyrillic

Format

Westeinde is available for Desktop licence in OpenType Postscript Format

Typesetter - Try out our fonts!

You can try all weights of Westeinde Caption in normal and italic style too. Just type your text below and set the weight from the dropdown menu.
For changing the styles and sizes just click to the buttons.

Look, I'm editable* Click!

Optical sizes are → fancy ←

adam@hungarumlaut.com

‘Sketching is thinking’ EvB.

[29¢ × 8.01 < 206$ + 37}

Features

Small Capitals, Caps to Small Caps, Case sensitive forms, Oldstyle figures, Lining figures, Tabular Oldstyle figures, Tabular lining figures, Fractions, Superscript, Scientific inferiors, Dotted Zero, Ordinals, Historical forms Arrows.

Buying options

Westeinde Caption is available for download in different packages.
We accept debit or credit cards, or you can pay with your paypal account.

Westeinde Caption Family, 320€

5 weights in 2 styles
(Thin, Thin Italic, Light, Light Italic, Regular, Regular Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Heavy, Heavy Italic)
You save 80€.

Normal styles package, 160€

5 weights, (Thin, Light, Regular, Bold and Heavy) You save 40€.

Italic package, 160€:

5 weights, (Thin Italic, Light Italic, Regular Italic, Bold Italic and Heavy Italic) You save 40€.

A single normal weight, 40€:

A single italic weight, 40€:

The idea behind Westeinde

When the designers set type with lead-type, they had a different design for each size, size specific design. Legible at 6 pt, beautiful at 72 pt. Fonts were designed specifically for the size, for which they were to be used. But when they started to adapt the typefaces from lead-type to photo-type setting, in most cases they adapted only one optical size, and used the typeface with the same design in both, 6 and 72 point size. (Respect for the exceptions, like TypoArt in East Germany, they adapted all the optical sizes). So this thing was always in my mind, that in many cases we don’t use the right typeface.

About the Westeinde design-process


I started this typeface as my diploma project in The Hague, The Netherlands, at the Royal Academy of Art, Type and Media master course. Read more about the process on: typemedia2013.com
Consultants: Christoph Noordzij, Erik van Blokland, Françoise Berserik, Jan Willem Stas, Just van Rossum, Paul van der Laan, Peter Biľak, Peter Verheul and Petr van Blokland.

From October 2014 Westeinde Caption optical size is available in a family, with five weights in two styles! The other optical sizes (Text and Display) will be available soon!

We started with family-planning and sketching, and I did some historical and technical research about the optical sizes. I compared the different designs in big and small sizes, and I tested the shapes in different sizes. After these experiences I started the sketching for the all family together, with all the weights. I started the digital work with the two extreme optical sizes: Caption and Display. I tested them together in the whole process. And I completed them to a family with several styles. For the graduation I finished four weights: Caption Regular, Display Regular, Italic and Black. Soon I will complete the family. On our graduation website you can find more details about the process.


In use examples

Redefine conference 2014. Organized by Prezi:
graphic designer: Viktor Suszter

Hungarian Design Yearbook 2013:
Project leader: Rita Mária Halasi