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Orelo Typefaces Collection

Orelo is more than a typography, it’s a big font-family turned into a fully variable-font. It comes with 120 styles

Orelo Typefaces Collection

Orelo is more than a typography, it’s a big font-family turned into a fully variable-font. It comes with 120 styles

pledged of €3,200pledged of €3,200 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 28 2018 12:31 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 17, 2019

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About

Hi there!

I am Adrien Midzic from the brand new type foundry « Pizza Typefaces ». At the moment, we released four typefaces, Metal, Fadoli, Bota and Forno and I’m pleased to come here to purpose you a new typeface:

THE ORELO TYPEFACES COLLECTION

Orelo - Uppercase Standard
Orelo - Uppercase Standard
Orelo - Lowercase Standard
Orelo - Lowercase Standard
Orelo- Prices
Orelo- Prices
Orelo - Map Collection
Orelo - Map Collection

Orelo is more than a typography, it’s a big font-family turned into a variable-font. It comes with 120 styles ranging from Condensed Hair to Wide Heavy + Italics + A special Text version. 
That why I like to call it a “Collection”.

Orelo Typefaces allows demanding users to work with more than just those predefined styles of a common retail font family. You can enjoy an array of almost endless amount of weights, widths and italics, smoothly blending from Hair to Heavy. Select and use any intermediate style, either one at a time, or all mixed simultaneously. This freedom offers new creative possibilities, no matter if you're designing for print or web.

Orelo is a variable-font!

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STORY

Orelo was initiated as a research to find an alternative to the French Didot style font. Suggested some new approach in the field of ultra-contrasted typefaces was my goal. 

Firstly I began to design a serif font where all the characteristics (contrast, square serifs, connection…) were clearly visible, but it was too close to a Didot font, and for me, too boring.

First skecth of Orelo (firslty called Eloge)
First skecth of Orelo (firslty called Eloge)

Then, after many design research I found a great feeling by cutting serifs, making connections between stem and bowl more balanced across the weights and working on calligraphic terminals forms.

Orelo research - Standard Hairline
Orelo research - Standard Hairline

Finally I continue to design all the collection in this way and the Orelo typefaces was born.

Orelo Typefaces Collection
Orelo Typefaces Collection
Orelo - Actual Glyph set
Orelo - Actual Glyph set

Orelo is drawing with an extreme contrast, refinement and contemporary balanced letterforms. Orelo get an elegant sensation, and sometimes, a futuristic flavor. The Hair version is really really light but keep all the details and will be perfect for a big display headline. The Text version (from Hair to Heavy) is less contrasted and could be used for long text.

The whole collection includes :

  • Condensed (10 weights + Italics) 
  • SemiCondensed (10 weights + Italics) 
  • Standard (10 weights + Italics) 
  • SemiWide (10 weights + Italics) 
  • Wide (10 weights + Italics)
  • Text (A special Text version with a low contrast with 10 weights + Italics)

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, Orelo is VARIABLE (see below what's does it mean), so for every contributions included a whole width, I deliver the font in Variable-Font format + OTF format. Every font is delivered with its italic. Compatible for Mac and PC.

Character set includes:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z À Á Â Ã Ä Å Ā Ă Ą Æ Ć Ç Ċ Č Ď Đ Ð È É Ê Ë Ē Ė Ę Ě Ğ Ġ Ģ Ħ Ì Í Î Ï İ Ī Į Ķ Ĺ Ļ Ľ Ŀ Ł Ñ Ń Ņ Ň Ŋ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Ō Ő Œ Þ Ŕ Ŗ Ř Ś Š Ș Ş Ŧ Ť Ț Ţ Ù Ú Û Ü Ū Ů Ű Ų Ẁ Ẃ Ẅ Ŵ Ý Ŷ Ÿ Ỳ Ź Ż Ž a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z à á â ã ä å ā ă ą æ ć ç ċ č ď đ ð è é ê ë ē ė ę ě ğ ġ ģ ħ ì í î ï ī į ı ķ ĺ ļ ľ ŀ ł ń ņ ň ñ ŋ ò ó ô õ ö ø ō ő œ þ ŕ ŗ ř ś š ș ş ß ŧ ť ț ţ ù ú û ü ū ů ű ų ẁ ẃ ẅ ŵ ý ÿ ŷ ỳ ź ż ž 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ff ffi fi ffl fl ! ¡ ? ¿ & ’ “ ( ) * . : , ; … · @ \ [ ] / _ { } « » - – — ’ ’ ’ “ ” „ † ‡ • ’’ ∅ ≈ ≠ ≤ + − < = > ± × ÷ ⁄ # % ‰ ° | ¦ @ & $ ¢ £ ¥ €

WOULD TRY THE COLLECTION?

A mini-site was made for that ! You can test and animate the font. (Work only on Chrome, some updates will be integrated step by step.) 
Orelo website

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Orelo Typefaces Collection - Some in-use demo
Orelo Typefaces Collection - Some in-use demo

WHAT'S LEFT TO DO

The main glyphs almost finished in the 6 masters. But a font isn’t just ABC… abc… 123… but Ponctuations, Mathematics signs, Accents and some special symbol that you will enjoy to use! Orelo isn’t just a font-family it’s a variable font too, and the process to make this kind of awesome font is more complex. I have to draw perfectly the shapes and maintain a good balance in the result of the interpolations between weights, width and italics… And this for all the character, there is no exception.
So to sum up : draw, test, redraw, test, test, test, print, redraw, test :)

OpenType Feature I decided to create one stylistic set. The uppercases R, U, and the Period glyph (.) have an alternate shape.
Ponctuation All punctuations will be optimized in uppercase and lowercase.
Ligature The most commons ligatures (fi, fl, ff) will be here.
Figures Please notify that old figures will be presents only in the Text Standard version (for the long text).
Language All latin languages will be supported.
Animation Like a variable-font is good way to make motion typographic design, I will pre-coded some animation in .css and attached them into the contributions.

Type specimen To keep a « souvenir » I will design a specimen that you will receive if you support the project (from 10€ or more), a 16 pages printed on offset paper with a hard cover. It's a good gift for Christmas!

Orelo Typefaces Collection — Specimen in progress
Orelo Typefaces Collection — Specimen in progress

HOW YOU CAN HELP

I love to create typefaces and I do that since six years. But it’s the first time that I make this kind of crowdfunding project and I’m a quite anxious. Lot of work is required to make Orelo a high quality typeface, all your support make myself more determinate ! You would like to test the font, it’s possible here You would find some font-in-use about how you could use Orelo, it’s possible here
All this tools are made to give you a more comfortable reason to get a copy of Orelo.

You can support this project on every levels that you want. Many choices are available and always thinking to make sense.

The Orelo Typefaces Collection in this terms and prices is exclusively available here. So if you love it, I keep going. That a win-win deal :)

Where your money will go ?

All of the money will be invested in this project. If it go beyond as expected, I will extend the languages supports to Cyrillic and Greek. 

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What’s variable-font does it mean?

Variable fonts are a new font format that will fundamentally change future typography, it's a new era in digital fonts. They are already available to use, but are still not widely known.
To be brief, with this technology a single font file can behave like an infinite multitude of styles. In other words, there is one file, but it contains information on the entire font family, no matter how complex it might be; the main thing is that everything is interpolated. In so doing, you can have as many axes of interpolation as you wish — weight, width, contrast, change in the height of ascenders and descenders, animation: in short, the design of the entire font may be infinitely varied.You can choose every interpolation you want and compose with.

The following softwares support this format:

  • Adobe Illustrator CC 
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 

The following browser support this format:

  • Chrome (nothing to do, it's works!)
  • Firefox (with an extension installed) 
  • Safari (with an extension installed)
Orelo - Poster
Orelo - Poster
Orelo - Actual Glyph set - Italic
Orelo - Actual Glyph set - Italic

Risks and challenges

Only one risk can happen, that my computer crash :)

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    SPECIMEN

    Delivery items : The Orelo Typefaces Collection Specimen. At least 16 pages printed on offset paper (90g) with a hard cover (130g)

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    ORELO TYPEFACE : 1 font + Italic

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    ORELO TYPEFACE VARIABLE 1

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    ORELO TYPEFACES VARIABLE 2

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    ORELO TYPEFACES VARIABLE 3

    You can pick the 3 widths that you prefer, and it will come with their italics = 60 styles
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    ORELO TYPEFACES FULL VARIABLE

    You can use the 120 styles from the collection!
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