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Optima Nova

Optima Nova® by Linotype
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Complete family of 20 fonts: $499.99
Optima Nova Font Family was designed by Akira Kobayashi, Hermann Zapf and published by Linotype. Optima Nova contains 20 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Optima Nova Titling
Optima Nova Titling
Optima Nova Condensed Light
Optima Nova Condensed Regular
Optima Nova Condensed Medium
Optima Nova Condensed Demi
Optima Nova Condensed Bold
Optima Nova Regular
Optima Nova Italic
Optima Nova Heavy
Optima Nova Heavy Italic
Optima Nova Black
Optima Nova Black Italic
Optima Nova Light
Optima Nova Light Italic
Optima Nova Medium
Optima Nova Medium Italic
Optima Nova Demi
Optima Nova Demi Italic
Optima Nova Bold
Optima Nova Bold Italic

Optima Nova Titling - Glyph Count:

This is a listing of all 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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    Optima Nova Titling
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    Optima Nova Condensed Light
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    Optima Nova Condensed Regular
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    Optima Nova Condensed Medium
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    Optima Nova Condensed Demi
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    Optima Nova Condensed Bold
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    Optima Nova Regular
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    Optima Nova Italic
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    Optima Nova Heavy
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    Optima Nova Heavy Italic
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    Optima Nova Black
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    Optima Nova Black Italic
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    Optima Nova Light
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    Optima Nova Light Italic
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    Optima Nova Medium
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    Optima Nova Medium Italic
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    Optima Nova Demi
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    Optima Nova Demi Italic
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    Optima Nova Bold
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    Optima Nova Bold Italic
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  • Optima Nova Condensed Bold image
  • Optima Nova Regular image
  • Optima Nova Italic image
  • Optima Nova Heavy image
  • Optima Nova Heavy Italic image
  • Optima Nova Black image
  • Optima Nova Black Italic image
  • Optima Nova Light image
  • Optima Nova Light Italic image
  • Optima Nova Medium image
  • Optima Nova Medium Italic image
  • Optima Nova Demi image
  • Optima Nova Demi Italic image
  • Optima Nova Bold image
  • Optima Nova Bold Italic image

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. 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.

Optima Nova Desktop EULA

Webfont: for your website

Webfonts can be used on a single domain. Agencies responsible for multiple websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple websites.

Every time the webpage using the webfont kit is loaded (i.e, the webfont kit CSS which holds the @font-face rule is called) the counting system counts a single pageview for each webfont within the webfont kit.

For usage in graphic images shown on the website, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

This font's webfont license is:

Annual

You get a total number of prepaid pageviews that can be used over time. This means that you will pre-pay for a number of pageviews, then you'll have to come back to order more after your site has been viewed that number of times.

For example, if you order 250,000 page views, when your webpages using the webfonts have been viewed 250,000 times, you will need to buy the webfont package again for an additional number of prepaid pageviews. Pageviews are valid for 1 year.

Optima Nova WebFont EULA

App: for embedding in mobile applications

Select this license type when you are developing an app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, and you will be embedding the font file in your mobile application's code.

Optima Nova App EULA

ePub: for embedding in e-text products

You can use an ePub license to embed the font in an electronic publication such as an eBook, eMagazine, eNewspaper, or interactive PDF.

An ePub license is based on the number of publications in which the font is used. Each issue counts as a separate publication. Regional or format variations don't count as separate publications.

Updated versions of publications that are free to previous customers do not need a new license; otherwise, each new version that is released counts as a separate publication.

For font usage in graphic images shown as the ePub cover, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

Optima Nova ePUB EULA

Digital Ad/Email: for use in HTML5 ads

You can use this type of license to embed fonts into digital ads, such as ads built using HTML5.

We'll supply a kit containing webfonts that can be used within digital ads, such as banner ads. This kit may be shared with third parties who are working on your behalf to produce the ad creatives, however you are wholly responsible for it.

HTML5 ads use webfonts, so why purchase a Digital Ads license rather than a Webfont license?

There are a few reasons, such as the Digital Ads EULA having terms that enable usage in digital ads and on advertising networks.

Digital advertisements also have different usage patterns compared to websites. Most websites generally have consistent pageviews month-to-month whereas advertising impressions can vary wildly month-to-month. Prices reflect this, making it much less expensive to use a Digital Ad license.

If you know the number of impressions the campaign requires, that amount can be ordered before the campaign begins. For campaigns where number impressions is unknown until the end of the campaign, you can true up at the end of each calendar month. Impressions are valid for 4 years.

Optima Nova Digital Ad/Email EULA

About Optima Nova Font Family


Optima® was designed by Hermann Zapf and is his most successful typeface. In 1950, Zapf made his first scetches while visiting the Santa Croce church in Florence. He sketched letters from grave plates that had been cut about 1530, and as he had no other paper with him at the time, the sketches were done on two 1000 lire bank notes. These letters from the floor of the church inspired Optima, a typeface that is classically roman in proportion and character, but without serifs. The letterforms were designed in the proportions of the Golden Ratio. In 1952, after careful legibility testing, the first drawings were finished.
The type was cut by the famous punchcutter August Rosenberger at the D. Stempel AG typefoundry in Frankfurt. Optima was produced in matrices for the Linotype typesetting machines and released in 1958. With the clear, simple elegance of its sans serif forms and the warmly human touches of its tapering stems, this family has proved popular around the world. In 2002, when it was finally possible to produce digital alphabets without technical limitations and compromises, and more than 50 years after the first sketches, an expansion and redesign of the Optima family was completed and released as Optima Nova.
Hermann Zapf and Japanese type designer Akira Kobayashi collaborated on the project, which included re-working of the existing weights and the addition of several new weights for a total of 40 fonts. Small caps, Old style Figures, light, heavy, and condensed fonts have been added.
The original Optima was never manufactured with a real italic, only an oblique version of the roman. Optima Nova has a complete range of beautifully designed real italics; the new italic forms , of the e, f and g are especially notable.
The titling face includes capital letters with special and unusual letter combinations and ligatures, making it an excellent choice for headlines, logos and advertising purposes. Optima continues to be an all-purpose typeface; and Optima Nova works for just about anything from book text to signage."

Designers: Akira Kobayashi, Hermann Zapf

Publisher: Linotype

Foundry: Linotype

Design Owner: Linotype

MyFonts debut: Jul 28, 2003

Optima Nova® is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.