You never know when a singular project may shape the direction your entire life will take. Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova are two people who have experienced that particular phenomena firsthand. After finding themselves paired together on a project for their mutual employer, an assignment that resulted in the completion of their first typeface, Alexander and Veronika would later go on to create Typedepot. What initially began as a simple side project eventually coaxed the dynamic duo to pursue type design as a full-time career.
Established in 2010, Typedepot specializes in clean, sophisticated architecture with a focus on comprehensive versatility that gives designers the most bang for their buck. One of their most recent releases is Centrale Sans Condensed, a font that Typedepot insists is more than “just a ‘squished’ version” of the Centrale Sans family.
While Centrale Sans Condensed has certainly inherited the structural characteristics of its progenitor — specifically the coupling of geometric and humanist models — it was crafted as a standalone typeface. The incorporation of humanist elements lends a warmth and approachability to Centrale Sans Condensed, while geometric attributes greatly extend its overall legibility, even in small point.
Placed side-by-side with Centrale Sans, Centrale Sans Condensed is 15% narrower and an excellent choice for layouts that must convey a highly detailed message in spite of severely limited space. Clarity is never an issue with this font so you can feel confident when designing business cards, labels, tags, and informative fine print documents.
Centrale Sans Condensed is available in nine weights that include Hairline, Thin, XThin, Light, XLight, Book, Medium, Bold, and XBold, with corresponding italics for each. This font family offers capitals to small caps, case sensitive forms, standard ligatures, discretionary ligatures, numerator, denominator, slashed zero, tabular figures, and small caps for exceptional design flexibility. Multilingual support extends to Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, and Dutch for global accessibility.
Typedepot currently offers seven type designs through YouWorkForThem and if you love what you’ve seen with Centrale Sans Condensed, you won’t want to miss the rest of their portfolio. Typedepot is working on new projects for 2017, so bookmark it to keep an eye on their future additions. Whether you’re a veteran or aspiring typographer, or even if you’re just a font-enthusiast, Typedepot maintains a blog that documents the development of some of their typefaces, offering everyone a glimpse into their work process!