Fayon Grande

Fayon Grande
Designed by Peter Mohr

Background

OurType Fayon Grande is the display partner of Fayon and the second design created by Peter Mohr for OurType. Graceful and refined, Fayon Grande is a Modern face in the later style of Bodoni and the Didots.

Extreme differences between thick fat strokes and thin hairline ones typify nineteenth-century letterforms. The refined fragility of typefaces made along these lines testify to the century's high industrial achievement and its obsession with technical mastery, and pushed letterpress printing to its very limits. This search for perfection, decadent in some ways, is also a basis for the seemingly natural association the Modern face style now has with haute couture, cosmetics, and other luxury products and services.

Respectful of his historical models but aware of their rigid, often nervous extremes, Peter Mohr offers in Fayon Grande a design that is at once elegant and daring. Deploying high contrast, a generous x-height, modest ascenders and descenders, and narrow proportions, the typeface is an excellent starting point for superb display composition.

Fayon Grande consists of nine weights of roman and italic designs. In addition to the Normal, Medium, SemiBold, Bold, ExtraBold, Black, and ExtraBlack weights it shares with Fayon, Fayon Grande also features Thin and Light weights. The character set includes small caps, lining, old style and small cap figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); fractions; comprehensive scientific superiors and inferiors, nominators and denominators; case sensitive punctuation sets; mathematical and monetary symbols (in tabular and proportional widths); stylistic alternates, arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents for all Western, Central and East European languages based on the Latin script.

Fayon Grande, produced by OurType and released in 2012, is available in OpenType PRO, TrueType, EOT and WOFF formats.

Language Support

Fayon Grande Pro fonts support the following languages:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish.

Fayon Grande Pro fonts are delivered in OpenType Pro, TrueType, WOFF & EOT format.

Opentype Pro Features

  • Denominators
  • Case Sensitive Forms
  • Discretionary ligatures
  • Fractions
  • Lining Figures
  • Localized Forms
  • Numerators
  • Old Style Figures
  • Ordinals
  • Proportional Figures
  • Scientific Inferiors
  • Slashed Zero
  • Small Capitals from Capitals
  • Small Caps
  • Standard ligatures
  • Stylistic sets
  • Superscript
  • Tabular Figures

Single weights

  • Fayon Grande Pro Thin
  • Fayon Grande Pro Thin Italic
  • Fayon Grande Pro Light
  • Fayon Grande Pro Light Italic
  • Fayon Grande Pro Normal
  • Fayon Grande Pro Normal Italic
  • Fayon Grande Pro Medium
  • Fayon Grande Pro Medium Italic
  • Fayon Grande Pro SemiBold
  • Fayon Grande Pro SemiBold Italic
  • Fayon Grande Pro Bold
  • Fayon Grande Pro Bold Italic
  • Fayon Grande Pro ExtraBold
  • Fayon Grande Pro ExtraBold Italic
  • Fayon Grande Pro Black
  • Fayon Grande Pro Black Italic
  • Fayon Grande Pro ExtraBlack
  • Fayon Grande Pro ExtraBlack Italic
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