- Light Italic
- Regular Italic
- Medium Italic
- Bold Italic
- Black Italic
Silvana is a contemporary display serif typeface with sharp and dynamic strokes, strong contrast and delicate pointed serifs. Retaining historic traits while responding to currents of the zeitgeist, it’s a graceful and confident typeface family with an expansive set of both functional and experimental glyphs.
The meticulous drawing process has been influenced by research into transitional typefaces from the 19th century, combining the Old Style spirit of preserving the pen’s influence with the sharper contrast and higher level of refinement introduced in modern style type design.
In a type specimen of Pennsylvania published by Schelter & Giesecke during this period, there seems to be an unintended effect, where excess ink has gathered on the right side of the lowercase a, creating a bumpy, dark spot. In the design of Silvana this subtle printing error is transformed into a distinct design detail, adding a fine ink-like fluidity to several letters across the typeface, such as G, S, a and n.
As a supplement to the standard character set, there is a large alternate set with a more charming and expressive style. Here the ink drop detail is applied more broadly, and can be found on the horizontal serifs of letters such as E, T and Z, and on the diagonal crossing strokes found on A, M and R and more. The fluid and dynamic quality of Silvana is fully pronounced in the italic weight palette, which features energetic end strokes, deep junctions and steep calligraphic turns.
Stacked ligatures, like www and xxx, is a refreshing and playful addition to the designers tool kit. With its extensive glyph set, offering versatility and personality, Silvana can give character to a broad variety of printed and digital designs such as brand identities and logo types, book covers, editorial designs, posters, exhibition designs and websites. It’s especially suited for display type purposes, but also reads well in smaller point sizes.
- Designed by
- Siri Lee Lindskrog
- Released in
- .OTF .WOFF .WOFF2 .TTF (Variable)
- Developed for
- Latin European Languages
Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Jju, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lojban, Low German, Lower Sorbian, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Maori, Meru, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Northern Sami, Northern Sotho, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyanja, Nyankole, Occitan, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Sicilian, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, South Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Taroko, Teso, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Upper Sorbian, Vunjo, Walloon, Walser, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu