Although better known for his residential buildings, Richard Neutra’s commercial projects nevertheless resonate the same holistic ecology—unity with the surrounding landscape and uncompromising functionalism. His attention to detail even extended to the selection of signage for his buildings. It is no wonder that Neutra specified lettering that was open and unobtrusive, the same characteristics which typified his progressive architecture. House Industries brings the same linear geometry to Neutraface without sacrificing an unmistakably warm and human feel.
NEUTRAFACE DISPLAY VS TEXT
Neutraface Text maintains the distinctive style of its Display siblings, but is enhanced for optimum legibility in text settings. The most noticeable difference is the enlarged x-height of the lowercase letters. Other, less obvious technical alterations have been made such as increased tapering in the junctions of strokes and ink traps at critical vertices to compensate for ink gain.
NEUTRAFACE TEXT FAMILY
This family consists of four weights, each with roman, small caps, italic and italic small caps. Departing from the conventions of most geometric sanserifs, Neutraface Text features a true italic in place of the standard oblique roman. This wide range of typographic options makes Neutraface Text a comprehensive sanserif solution for a variety of creative applications.
NEUTRAFACE TEXT FIGURES
All variations of Neutraface Text feature seven figure styles. Included are text figures for use in running text, lining figures for use with uppercase forms and small caps figures. Each of these styles is supplemented with tabular figures for use in columnar settings. Plus, superscript and subscript figures are included for use in fractions, footnotes, etc.
NEUTRAFACE FOREIGN ENCODINGS
The Neutraface collection contains encodings that support well over two dozen languages. The OpenType fonts feature support for numerous Central European characters and more.