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Costa Std

Costa® Std by Typofonderie
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Costa Std Font Family was designed by Jean François Porchez, and published by Typofonderie. Costa Std contains 4 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Costa Std Light
Costa Std Light
Costa Std Regular
Costa Std Italic
Costa Std Bold

Costa Std Light - Glyph Count: 284

This is a listing of all 284 glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

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  • Costa Std Light image
  • Full Font Name: Costa Std Light
    Family Name: Costa Std Light
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 3.3
    Glyph Count: 284
    File Size: 35888
    Character Sets: ASCII
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Costa Std Regular image
  • Full Font Name: Costa Std
    Family Name: Costa Std
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 3.3
    Glyph Count: 284
    File Size: 35856
    Character Sets: ASCII
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Costa Std Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Costa Std Italic
    Family Name: Costa Std
    Sub-Family Name: Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 3.3
    Glyph Count: 284
    File Size: 37628
    Character Sets: ASCII
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Costa Std Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Costa Std Bold
    Family Name: Costa Std
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 3.3
    Glyph Count: 284
    File Size: 36088
    Character Sets: ASCII
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu.

For example:

  • Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts; in other words, the number of computers in which the font will be installed. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages.

Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply—such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold.

Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Costa Std Desktop EULA

About Costa Std Font Family


A mediterranean style sanserif in 4 styles


The original idea of Costa was to create a contemporary mediterranean typeface style. Costa is a synthesis of the purity, as found on Greek capitals, and softness, found in Renaissance scripts. First thing was the design concept that take its roots on the Chancery script. Such writing style appeared during Italian Renaissance. Later few typefaces have been developed from such cursive models. Today most serifed typeface italic take their roots on such triangular structure we can find on gylphs like the n, p, or d.


The Costa capitals remains close to pure sanserif models when the lowercases features an ending serif on many letters like the a, n, d, etc. This ending serif being more like a minimal brush effect, creating a visual contrast and referencing the exoticness of the typeface. Knowing that the Costa typeface family began life in the 90s as a bespoke typeface for Costa Crociere, an Italian cruise company — it suddenly makes sense and explains well why Jean François Porchez focused so much on Italian Chancery mixed to a certain exotism.


The curvy-pointed terminals of the Costa n can obviously get find on other glyphs, such as the ending of the e, c and some capitals. So, the sanserif looks more soft and appealing, without to be to pudgy or spineless. The general effect, when set for text, remains a sanserif, even not like Rotis Semiserif. Costa is definitly not a classical typeface, or serif typeface which convey past, tradition, historicism as Garamond does beautifully. Because of the Costa crocieres original needs, Costa typeface was designed to be appropriate for any uses.


Anytime you’re looking for good mood, qualitative effects, informal tone, cool atmosphere without to be unconvential or blowzy, Costa will convey to your design the required chic and nice atmosphere, from large headlines sizes, brands, to small text sizes. It’s a legible typeface, never boring. A style without neutrality which doesn’t fit comfortably into any typeface classification! Does it proves the novelty of its design and guarantees as well as its originality? Its up to you to be convinced.


Barcelona trip

Originally not planned, this need appeared because of a trip to Barcelona at the time of the project, where Jean François was giving a lecture. He wanted to pay an homage to that invitation to create something special. So, he designed during his flight some variations of the Spanish Ch, following ideas developed by the Argentinian type designer Rubén Fontana for his typeface called Fontana ND (published by the Barcelona foundry Bauer). Then, he presented during his lecture variations and asked to the audience which design fit the best to their language. They selected the design you can find in the fonts today.


Read more about pairing Costa


Type Directors Club 2000

Typographica: Our Favourite Typefaces 2004

Designers: Jean François Porchez

Publisher: Typofonderie

Foundry: Typofonderie

Design Owner: Typofonderie

MyFonts debut: Jun 17, 2009

Costa® Std is a registered trademark of Typofonderie.