About Rival Font Family
Rival – A serif font family with contemporary distinctive signs
Rival is a modern serif font family inspired by characters drawn with a round nib, it has many distinctive signs such as broken curves, slightly curved downstrokes, curved diagonals, and curved, slanted axes. All these typographic tokens gives Rival a modern and contemporary aspect for all kinds of graphic projects. It comes in 7 weights with corresponding italics and it’s suited for multiple purposes including display and editorial use, especially for advertising, long text, packaging and branding. Rival provides advanced typographical support with OpenType features such as small caps, ligatures, discretionary ligatures, old style figures, case-sensitive forms, slashed zero, fractions, and pro kerning.
It was in the year 2004 that graphic designer Olivier Gourvat began experimenting with type design for use in his graphic design studio, Mostardesign Studio. With a focus on brand creation, custom type, illustration and advertising, his studio has worked on a wide variety of projects in the last two decades for clients across the world.With the creation of his first font, Visoko in 2009, Olivier’s focus shifted primarily to type design. “I use my work experience and my knowledge in the graphic design process to create unique and professional fonts to help designers and web designers create an effective communication for their projects,” he says. And it is with his past as a graphic designer in mind that he creates versatile type families like Sofia Pro, one of his best selling fonts to date."I consider that the versatility of a font is the first step on the way to the success of a good global communication,” Olivier says. “A large family with a lot of different weights will convey a strong message to its audience while being easy to use on various media, whether print or digital."