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Complete family of 8 fonts: $189.00
Tenez Font Family was designed by Rodrigo Saiani and published by Plau. Tenez contains 8 styles and family package options.

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About Tenez Font Family

Big News! Tenez has been selected for the Tipos Latinos Biennial 2016 and Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2015! Tenez is a Grand Slam display didone typeface from Plau. We designed it for a branding project, further developing the resulting logotype into a typeface we felt could solve many designers’ needs. Its origins are rooted in pointed nib calligraphy which can be seen in contemporary Didot and Bodoni inspired typefaces. But Tenez’s shapes are organic (these modern typefaces were originally cut by hand after all) – in fact that was the challenge we set from the start: to make a typeface as organic in construction as possible. This echoes some of late 19th century typefaces and advertising, yet we thought of it for contemporary uses. One of the several unique features of Tenez is its unusual Thin weight, in which the contrast between thin strokes and the black area left by the serifs makes for a typewriter-like personality. The italics provide a perfect counterpoint to the roman weights. Tenez was unapologetically conceived as a display typeface meant to be used large as in magazine openings, drop caps or everywhere there’s a need for elegant impact. The family includes support for almost all Latin languages available, figure sets for almost every conceivable occasion (tables, text, you name it), alternates for the quirky beautiful R (sometimes simpler is better, but not always!) and Q (with a nice big tail for that article opener). Tenez pairs really well with our no-frills sans-serif Motiva Sans and our cute vertical connected script Primot.

Designers: Rodrigo Saiani

Publisher: Plau

Foundry: Plau

Design Owner: Plau

MyFonts debut: Nov 11, 2015

Tenez™ is a trademark of Plau.

About Plau

We make type pop. Music sparks conversations, brings people together and moves ideas forward. So does type. Plau moves type forward through teaching and workshops, designing type, brand identities and fonts for people and the brands they love. Our work is used and seen by millions of people everyday, from Rede Globo (Brazil’s largest media company) to Staples and Valve, one of the world’s largest videogame platforms.

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