Font Family: Scandia, Number of fonts: 9*OTF, Type Foundry: Process Type Foundry, Designer: Eric Olson, Design date: 2015
Scandia: A full-bodied sans serif
Swapping angularity for lush curves, Scandia picks up where Scandia Line leaves off. If its sibling is the skeleton, then Scandia is the flesh. With a nod to the classic geometric sans serifs of the 20th-century, Scandia builds a steady rhythm across its four weights and matching italics to create a versatile family of fonts.
Scandia's circular nature
While developing Scandia, care was given to avoid simply wrapping curves around Scandia Lineís primitive forms. Instead, it was used as a proportional guide before imagining curves and a different weight structure for what would become Scandia. The result is a functional and supportive sans that works equally well in a range of design environments: from image-heavy layouts to minimal, type-only treatments.
To complement the four primary styles, a stenciled variant modeled on the Bold weight has been added to the family. As you might expect, itís especially well-suited for display settings and identity work.
Alternate OpenType characters
Scandia also includes a handful of alternate characters that can be found as an OpenType Stylistic Set. The sharp terminations of the A, M, N, V and W, as well as the lowercase v and w, add an extra pointy touch.
Scandia Line and Scandia compared
If you hadnít guessed by now, Scandia Line was designed first and served as the inspiration for Scandia. Theyíre undeniably related but so distinct in both tone and page color that they were issued as separate font families.