About this font family
A happy, and delicate family, available in 5 weights.
Being very legible in small sizes, it pays tribute to French designer Roger Excoffon, particularly to his Antique Olive type. Antique Olive combines two features which inspired the design of Quimera: a large x-height with open counters which ensures legibility at tiny body sizes; and letterforms with a horizontal stress which contradicts the logics of calligraphic tradition (thick verticals, thin horizontals). Quimera has a typical sanserif stroke modulation, but letters have a very thin, capricious serif, which helps to keep the texline’s continuity. More…
This ‘genetic’ contradiction is the reason for its name: Khimera, as it would be a ‘sanserif avec’!