Altis combines geometric regularity and soulfulness into one font family. It creates a friendly atmosphere and reads extremely well. Bring out its optimistic airiness with light styles or exploit the masculine strength of the bolds. Its sharp-cut line terminals together with gentle curves bring a fresh edge to text and will grip any reader.
The font family presents a new embodiment of a traditional humanist sanserif from the early 20th century. It has been developed to fit present-day editorial conditions and publishing models. There are ten optically-balanced weights and practical OpenType features, which make it operationally spot-on.
Altis works smoothly throughout all text levels, like in newspaper and magazine layouts. Letter dimensions are well suited for narrow columns allowing the best possible justification. In large size, vertical line terminals support tightly set headlines and keep them unified.
The upper case’s natural dignity and calm is seasoned with lively dynamism. Caps work well in short text extracts, logos and headlines. Small caps can be used for longer settings.
Lining numbers strike a dynamic balance between vertically unified and horizontally changing measurements. Oldstyle figures have naturally more movement in their form. Both cases also come in monospaced tabular form.
Altis is designed by Jarno Lukkarila in 2011
Altis type specimen