About Centrale Sans Font Family
With a warm and harmonious presence, Centrale Sans is more than just another modern sans serif typeface. Driven by its geometric nature, but distinguished through a multitude of humanistic features, it remains versatile due to the inclusion of open bowls and an extended width - an all-around workhorse for both small and large text sizes!
Centrale Sans offers a polished, contemporary appearance deeply embedded in the humanist tradition, but also builds on the legacy of more rationally constructed grotesque typefaces such as Akzidenz Grotesk. The generous x-height and open apertures contribute to an all-embracing sense of affection and sincerity, while steering clear of the more saccharine qualities of authentic humanist typefaces.
Featuring nine weights ranging from Hairline to Extra Bold and matching italics to boot, Centrale offers a robust and powerful package with a myriad of OpenType features, including tabular figures, fractions, and stylistic alternatives.
At the intersection of functionality and refined elegance, it is one of our most popular creations, used by brands like Philips, Brita, Elle Decor and Shape magazine for both print and web use.
Over the past few years, our team has been hard at work in a quest to further improve this already jam-packed bundle, and its fourth version comes with a wide assortment of revisions and upgrades. For starters, we took the time to analyze each glyph to better balance its contrast and outlines.
Centrale Sans now comes with Greek support in addition to the Extended Cyrillic and Latin, with a whole new set of arrows, manicules and currency symbols.
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Typedepot co-founders Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova say, “In the beginning, Typedepot was a side project, nothing serious – just experimenting with letterforms. Then, in a moment it just felt more right to do this than anything else.”
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, the duo first came upon type design while working as graphic designers in advertising. “We had absolutely no background in type design,” Alexander says, “but we had this project, a logotype for a small company, which we developed to become the Glide typeface.” Two years later they rented an office, took the plunge and started designing type full time. “Now it’s the thing we do and the thing we love to do.”
So far they’ve seen great success with Best Seller Centrale Sans. The modern sans serif typeface was featured as one of MyFonts Most Popular Fonts of 2011 and was featured in our Rising Stars Newsletter that same year.
The self-taught designers whose foundry started out as a way to experiment with type, say that their main focus is “to design original typefaces for retail and custom use.”