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Tasman Font Family was designed by Dan Milne and published by Re-Type. Tasman contains 14 styles and family package options.

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About Tasman Font Family

Originally published by OurType, Dan Milne’s Tasman has found a new home at Retype. Milne first conceived Tasman as a typeface for newspapers. This influenced the proportions and look of the face considerably: the goal was to keep the personality as warm and playful as possible without losing the credible tone required to deliver all kinds of news. A sturdy, warm type family that is neither mechanical nor fragile. It borrows its name from Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603–1659), a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant who mapped parts of Australia in 1642, including Van Diemen’s Land (now known as Tasmania). Tasman’s primary purpose is an unbiased presentation of information; it strives for neutrality over elegance. Its characters are sturdy and unambiguous, sporting strong serifs, punctuation, and diacritics, as well as generously sized small caps and hybrid figures. Rationalized letterforms give the face enough robustness to withstand the stress of screen applications and laser printing. The figures’ three-quarter x-height makes them considerably larger than traditional oldstyle numerals, yet they still integrate with the lowercase much better than lining figures do. Although initially intended for newspapers, Tasman’s somewhat corporate, objective appearance also makes it an excellent candidate for digital and print magazines, websites, annual reports, and corporate identities. Tasman is a suite of feature-rich OpenType fonts fully equipped to tackle complex, professional typography. The character set includes small caps, fractions, case-sensitive forms, bullets, arrows, special quotes, and nine sets of numerals. Besides standard Latin, its extensive character set supports Central European, Baltic, and Turkish languages.

Designers: Dan Milne

Publisher: Re-Type

Foundry: Re-Type

Design Owner: Re-Type

MyFonts debut: Jun 12, 2019


About Re-Type

ReType is a digital type foundry based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company was created in 2007 and it is run by Ramiro Espinoza. Originally from Argentina he worked there in several editorial companies, co-founded the first Argentinian type foundry and moved in 2003 to The Hague to study in the KABKs MA in Type Design (Type]Media). In the Netherlands he worked at Studio Smidswater were expanded their corporate typeface adding italics and new weights. After leaving the studio and becoming independent, he has researched vernacular dutch lettering, published articles and worked in numerous freelance assignments for Fontshop and The Foundry.

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