About Axia Font Family
Axia is a robust sans serif of concise letter forms. It comes in ten weights from Light to Black with extended language support, a host of OpenType features including Small Caps, multiple figure styles, and more. Each, the roman and italic weights harmonize perfectly in line width. Text set in Light or Black results in the same fit. Stencil display weights with a unique aesthetic and perfect for captivating type sizes add further distinctive options to the typographic palette.
The stencil display weights consist of abstract floating parts that seduce the eye and form nicely proportioned type when united. Originally designed for the Rice University School of Architecture in 2011, this contemporary sans found some inspiration in the TwinCities™ typeface family created by Sibylle Hagmann for the University of Minnesota in 2003.
Orchestrated from scratch, the inner arched strokes off the stem on the lowercases 'n' or 'd', for example, progressively open the letter forms and express conceptual clarity throughout the system. A feature doing double duty that contributes to great legibility in the heavier weights and attributes to the versatility of individual weights.
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About Kontour Type
Kontour Type publishes high quality original typefaces for professional use designed by the foundry's owner Sibylle Hagmann. Her special interest lays in typography and its microcosm of individual letterforms and glyph systems. Most type design projects are developed independently of commissions and sometimes find their way into client driven collaborations. In 1999 Sibylle Hagmann completed the typeface family Cholla originally commissioned by Art Center College of Design and released by the type foundry Emigre in the same year. Cholla was among the winning entries of bukva:raz!, the type design competition of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) in 2001. The typeface family Odile was released in 2006 and awarded the Swiss Federal Design Award in the same year.