edition

2015

title

Talia Type Family

author

Robert Jarzec (PL)

e-mail

robertjarzec@op.pl

degree

M.A. project

school

University of Arts in Poznań

Department of Graphic and Visual Communication

supervisor

Prof. Krzysztof Kochnowicz

Talia is a large typeface family designed for setting longer texts. Robert Jarzec lists: “technical and academic publications, textbooks, and encyclopedias.” The family includes a wide assortment of characters that include not only European languages in the Latin alphabet, but also diacritics for Vietnamese and Cyrilic. Apart from the text fonts, display styles for headlines have been designed. The most interesting attribute of this family is the two italic styles. This might seem excessive, but they can be used in practice, particularly in more complex book designs. The family has twelve weight styles. The jury admired the complex approach to the subject and the high quality of the design.