Josefov Serif Font is a narrow Slab Serif font with a modern twist. Get inspired by its technical feel. It can easily be matched to an incredibly large set of projects, so add it to your creative ideas and notice how it makes them stand out!
JOSEFOV is — as the name implies — directly derived from the sans serif text font ”Josef“.
Here also originates the touch of the unusual relation of large x-height to the very short ascenders, even for modern serif fonts. The basic thought was to create a font with heavy rounded serifs in the style of ”Clarendon“ but which hardly reminds one of that particular font. In addition, the form principle of rounded serifs is applied whenever possible — for example at the points where the individual strokes of the characters join one another.
JOSEFOV seems very technical, very constructed (and truly is). In order to soften up the rigid impression, the serifs are applied at some points contrary to the tradition handed down, as with the upper case A C G K M V W and the lower case a b d h i j k l s t. Historically there is no example of the laterally oriented serifs of capital and small s (S) and C G. On the other hand, the double-sided serifs on the stems of b d h k l appear at the beginning of modern times in the very first serif types from Sweynheim and Pannartz and others. The double-sided serifs of A M V W were also customary in the first decades of printing.
The font downloadable here is a reduced version (without punctuation, ligatures, numbers etc.). A commercial version of this font (with all features) is available at www.ingofonts.com.
This font is demo font free for personal use only.
If you wish to use it for commercial use, you need to purchase a license.
Link to purchase full version and commercial license: https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/josefov/