About Carmen Font Family
Carmen is a text type family inspired on the famous Prosper Mérimée’s book character Carmen, the Spanish gypsy woman who defied her fate for the sake of love.
It was first designed as a commissioned work for a new revised edition of the famous novel “Carmen”. The typeface has some sort of Latin Spanish-French flavor that leads us into the early nineteenth century but with a contemporary view. It works fine for both reading text and headlines. Its Italics provide a nice rhythm and dynamism within the text. The shapes of letters show a taste for elegance and extravaganza at the same time.
Carmen Black exaggerates some of the details visible in the Regular and Medium styles, providing greater strength and character to the whole.
A customized version of Carmen was used as a corporate typeface for Victoria’s Secret lingerie and women’s clothing company. It has been also used for fashion magazines in different countries since it includes an extended character set and a complete set of ligatures, also.
Carmen typeface was selected as one of the best typefaces in 2008 by typographica.org website.
Carmen typeface was selected as one of the “Top Type of 2009” by FontShop International.
is a trademark of TypeRepublic.
Typerepublic is an independent type foundry based in Barcelona dedicated to the design and distribution of digital fonts. Founder and principal designer Andreu Balius has experienced type design since the late 1980s.Founded in 2003, Typerepublic shows an exclusive collection of typefaces to be distributed throughout this website. We share an especial interest in those aspects of local style culture. Some of the typefaces are based on the Iberian typographic tradition and they are, in turn, products of a contemporary view of our local history. In addition to our exclusive retail typefaces, Typerepublic offers custom font design that responds to customer needs and identity requirements. It offers any type of design solution, from desktop to web fonts. Also, we could provide both Latin and non-Latin multiscript type families. Some of the fonts in the catalog have been awarded several Certificates of Excellence in Type Design given by the Type Directors Club in New York and the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI).