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Desphalia Pro

Desphalia Pro

by Ingo
Individual Styles from $57.94
Complete family of 30 fonts: $427.63
Desphalia Pro Font Family was designed by Ingo Zimmermann and published by Ingo. Desphalia Pro contains 30 styles and family package options.

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About Desphalia Pro Font Family

A classic “American” sans serif with a kink

Desphalia belongs to the kind of sans serif fonts that were created in the 19th century. You could also name it “American Gothic”, a sans serif in the style of fonts like Franklin Gothic, News Gothic and similar. Above all, the high x-height characterizes this typeface style, as do the identical heights of uppercase and ascenders.

However, I allowed myself a few peculiarities ;-)

On the one hand, there is the gently sloping horizontal middle line on letters such as H, E, F, A and e. The M also got gently slanted sides. Some of the lower-case letters have an up- or down-stroke: a d m n p u. This "kink" on the shaft also serves to better distinguish the small l from the capital I — as can be seen clearly with the term »Illinois«.

In keeping with the tradition of American typefaces, Desphalia does not have a true italic. Rather, the letters of the “Italic” have the same character forms as the normal upright variant, but in oblique — and so it is not called “Italic” but “Oblique”.

  • Style Set 01: Another American peculiarity is the capital I with dashes above and below. It is included in the Desphalia as an alternate character form. An alternative small l with the “kink” in the ascender is also included — as is a y with the “kink” in the descender.

  • Style Set 02: The corresponding “straight” forms a d l m n p u without the break are included as alternatives in a separate style set.

  • Small caps are uppercase letters that are optically the same size as lowercase letters. They offer a very classy way of emphasis.

Desphalia is available in the widths Condensed, Normal and Expanded, the weights include Thin, Light, Book, Bold, Black.

Using the variable font, all intermediate levels can be freely selected.

The figures are optionally available as tabular figures, proportional lining figures or old style figures.

Designers: Ingo Zimmermann

Publisher: Ingo

Foundry: Ingo

Design Owner: Ingo

MyFonts debut: May 18, 2023

Desphalia Pro

About Ingo

Founded in 1994, ingoFonts provides the fonts designed and crafted by me, Ingo Zimmermann. I am a type design professional located in Augsburg, Germany, and working in corporate and editorial design. My very first fonts were stencils which I cut out of paperboard and used in graffiti. During my studies I began to publish my fonts under the label ingoFonts, and of all font types it started with a black letter: ”Faber Fraktur.“ By now my designs include fonts of all styles, from classical to modern, script fonts, revivals of historic typefaces, Romans, sans serifs, decorative fonts, including fonts like ”Biró Script“, ”Absolut“ or ”Maier's Nr.8“, which seem to be growing quite popular since they've been published.