About Vernacular Clarendon Font Family
The Vernacular trilogy was designed by Swiss designer Hans-Jürg Hunziker, who had worked for Adrian Frutiger in Paris for many years. Based on the concept of a transitional Linear Antiqua, he has developed a colorful bouquet of typefaces that contain the entire spectrum of typefaces for book design and corporate identity. Thanks to his "Swiss school" and his outstanding skills, he has succeeded in giving the typefaces a particularly noble and sympathetic expression.
In addition to the Sans family, there is a Serif family and a Clarendon family, each of which, including the separately drawn italics, is equipped with 12 font weights that are finely tuned to one another. Each of the 3 font styles develops its own character, but thanks to a concept that brings the different font styles closer together, they also work well together and complement each other perfectly.
Sans and Clarendon have a vertical axis and similar endings in contrast to the Serif, which has a traditional diagonal axis and horizontal endings. The straight stems and the proportions are used as an element to stress the closeness of the typeface-trilogy. They thus share a comon feature.
All fonts contain tabular and proportional figures as well as old style figures. Small caps and small cap figures are also available in all fonts. In addition, some fonts have alternative characters available via style set, such as «g», which can be used to further vary the typeface. Vernacular offers all the options for well-kept typesetting for print and web - for small and large orders.
Rosenfeld, Schnebel, Willrodt – they can't let go of the fonts. The congenial trio has been designing, developing, producing and distributing digital fonts together for around 40 years. All three have acquired their first spores from URW. Peter Karow, one of the founders of URW, developed the first version of the IKARUS Font Editor in 1975 and continuously expanded and refined it until 1995. URW is history, but jpFonts sets up where URW ended. Jürgen Willrodt is one of the world's leading experts in font technology and has played a major role in the development of the IKARUS system. In addition to his own Font Library, Volker Schnebel has designed countless corporate type projects and implemented them together with Peter Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld has worked very closely with Karow for over a decade and, in addition to setting up the URW Library, has led the worldwide distribution of fonts and software.jpFonts wants to work primarily customer-oriented, i.e. we want to offer optimal font support for customers, regularly release new and contemporary (Variable) fonts.