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Artifex CF Font Field Guide

Best Practices

Artifex CF is built for use at small to medium sizes, in print and digital environments. Its Book weight is designed for use in longform text, articles, books, footnotes, and documents, while the thicker weights can double as headlines, subheadlines, and captions. Artifex includes a wide range of language support, including extended Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Also supoprted are romanization options for Arabic, Pinyin, and Sanskrit, making Artifex an excellent choice for research papers, international reports, and scientific writing.

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Family

Eight weights of roman designs, each with a complementary italic, for a total of 16 styles.

Font Facts

  • Artifex CF has a sister typeface, Artifex Hand CF, a humanist sans-serif built on the same foundation and with the same focus on legibility.
  • The name “Artifex” is Latin for artist or craftsperson, chosen to evoke a sense of history and refinement.

Roots

Artifex CF is an original design by Connary Fagen initially created in 2018. His aim was to build on the experience gained from his previous serif typeface projects to design a refined and graceful typeface. Updates and enhancements were released in 2019, 2021 and 2022, greatly expanding language support.

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Legibility

Artifex CF was designed for text use, and reads well at small to medium sizes. A low contrast design built with a tall x-height keeps counters open and shapes distinct, even in less than ideal conditions.

How to spot Artifex CF

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Download a pdf version of the Artifex CF Font Field Guide and view the Artifex CF font family.

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