Font Family: Sangli, Number of fonts: 53*TTF, Type Foundry: insigne, Designer: Jeremy Dooley, Design date: 2015
It started in 2007 with Chennai
, the first of a three-part series of sans that I envisioned with slab serif counterparts. Each font would differ from the others in how the stem terminals were expressed. The initial font was extremely well received, and a revitalized and remastered Chennai
made its appearance two years later, complete with new weights and new, novel OpenType features.
Then came Madurai, a variation of Chennai
based on the same core, only without the rounded stems. Chennaiís rounded stems made it distinctive and great for headlines but left it lacking appeal as copy--a problem that Madurai easily solved.
And now comes Sangli, the final iteration of my original 2007 vision. Sangli is a happy medium. Like Chennai, itís great for headlines--but not too distinct for copy. Sangli keeps the same core structure as the other two, but new less sharp forms give this latest font a friendlier look thatís more versatile than the original Chennai
and less formal than Madurai.
The font includes a whole range of six weights from light to black, along with condensed and extended options as well for a total of 54 fonts. There are plenty of OpenType features, including small caps. Alternates include normalized capitals and lowercase letters that include stems for when you want a more traditional look or when youíre writing copy. Sangli also supports over 70 languages that use the extended Latin script.
, Madurai, and their slab serif variants interchangeably with Sangli, too, for even more options in your work. All three complement one another well. So when you need a balanced font that stands boldly on the page and commands your readerís attention, look within and find your Sangli.