About Obla Font Family
The Obla font family is a modern serif typeface accompanied by appropriate italic in seven weights. Sketches of letters were drawn manually, using thick marker for creating shape and pencil for finishing details. Calligraphic origin of shapes is revealed beneath strained curves drawn on computer. All of the weights were carefully adjusted to each other.
Obla is equipped with some basic OpenType features and supports Cyrillic and Latin script. Using Obla in small sizes is very convenient, because of its large x-height, and Obla is a very readable typeface. It seduces the reader with its vivacious character. The typeface is also suitable for usage in large sizes. The best choice for headlines is using the heaviest (Black) and the lightest (Thin) weight. There are two smaller family packages in offer: Obla Basic Set contains Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic, while Obla Light Set contains Light, Light Italic, SemiBold and SemiBold Italic. These two sets are the most appropriate for working with small text. Other weights can be bought separately, or within the whole family.
Obla is an awarded typeface. It got Special Mention in Cyrillic Typefaces category in Granshan 2016 competition and it was chosen as a Merit Winner in Print’s Typography and Lettering Awards competition. At that time, before publishing, the typeface was named Petra.
LetterPalette was founded by Ana Prodanovic and Vedran Erakovic, type designers from Serbia. They have both participated in many projects involved with calligraphy, lettering and type design in their country and abroad.
Ana is a teaching assistant at Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, and she is also a typography teacher at one more faculty.
Vedran is an assistant professor of Calligraphy and Type Design at Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade.
In the last several years, they have both won awards in major international typeface design contests such as Communication Arts Typography Competition, Granshan Competition, Print Typography & Lettering Awards, etc. Their type designs are presented in books and magazines published by some of the world’s eminent publishers.
In 2017 Ana and Vedran joined forces and started LetterPalette type foundry, with the intention to create and publish high-quality font families with distinctive and original design, both serifs and sans serifs, which support Latin and Cyrillic script, as well as OpenType technology. They also experiment with display styles, scripts and chromatic typefaces.
In years that follow, LetterPalette has a goal to offer you a large palette of beautiful letters!