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Features and characters
Standard Ligatures
Xtra Sans character set
Small Capitals (only in Xtra Sans SC)
Lower Case
Standard Ligatures
Lining Proportional Figures (only in Xtra Sans LF)
Standard Figures
Currency Signs
Punctuation and Typographic Marks
Mathematic Marks and Symbols

About Xtra Sans Font Family

In its characteristics Xtra Sans is a combination of modern grotesks and traditional calligraphy. Its upright and compact letterforms generate a sturdy effect as in the early 20th century grotesks Nobel, Kabel or Erbar. On the contrary, dynamic inside forms (counters) give the characters a fluent appearance. As a result, Xtra Sans stands out in larger sizes, while remaining highly legible in small and long text.

A closer look at the letters reveals a construction formed by calligraphic downward strokes. In writing this is called 'interrupted construction' which is common for upright letterforms. Junctions, which usually appear as smooth curves, are sometimes angular especially in Gothic styles. Xtra Sans borrows this feature from old writing styles. Extra corners are visible only in counter forms in order not to interrupt the flow of text too strongly. Unique corners become clearly visible in large size, helping headlines to stand out better. In small print they function like normal changes in the line thickness (line-contrast), which brings vividness to the text.

In 2007 Xtra Sans received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from Type Directors Club, New York. In 2002, still unpublished, it was awarded a bronze prize at the Morisawa Awards, Tokyo.

Designed by Jarno Lukkarila

Published in 2006

Xtra Sans type specimen

Typolar XtraSans

Language Support

Albanian, Basque, English, Spanish, Faroese, Galician, Dutch, Irish, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Cornish, Greek, Malay, Manx, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Oromo, Portuguese, French, Swedish, German, Somali, Finnish, Swahili, Danish, Estonian

Web Fonts

Fonts for self-hosting: We regularly provide our clients with web compatible versions of our typefaces. Web use licenses are based on the number of domains and the volume of page views. Please mail us for further information.