Created by Rebecca Alaccari and Patrick Griffin in 2004, Canada Type offers an expansive library of work that has seen an incredible amount of success since the studio’s inception. Over the last thirteen years, Canada Type has crafted a diverse array of type designs for all manner of theme and application. Giving thoughtful consideration to the most intricate details is one of the central characteristics of their work, an act that further fuels Rebecca’s and Patrick’s enthusiasm for clean, functional type design.
Recta, released in 2011, is a prime example of their defining standards. A digital version of the midcentury release designed by Aldo Novarese and bearing the same name, Recta has brought the “Italian Helvetica” into the 21st century. Simplicity and clarity are timeless qualities, both of which Recta offers in abundance.
While the original did not present the same variation of weights or widths, Canada Type’s Recta offers five weights, corresponding italics, four condensed fonts, and small caps in four weights for far greater versatility than its predecessor. The variations of this sans serif allow for fluid use in just about any application including headlines, editorials, body text, publishing, advertising, corporate communications, branding, and logo design. The crisp legibility and condensed variants make Recta an excellent choice for small-scale projects like business cards, labels, and mobile applications.
Recta offers extended Latin language support, extending accessibility to Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Pan African Latin, and Dutch.
While Rebecca and Patrick are always busy working on custom projects through Canada Type, they continue to craft their own releases. If you like Recta, you should check out the rest of their work on YouWorkForThem and keep an eye out for new additions! Their portfolio currently offers 164 products with something available for just about every type of project!