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Genath, truely ‘baroque’

Optimo is delighted to release the much anticipated Genath family by François Rappo. Genath is a free interpretation of a baroque type based on a 1720 specimen likely showing Johann Wilhelm Haas first design for the Genath Foundry in Basel, Switzerland. Soon renamed Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei, the very same foundry will produce two centuries later a better known typeface…

Since 2007, beta versions of Genath have been regularly showcased, most notably as the exclusive typeface of the Documentsbook series by JRP|Ringier, awarded at the Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition in 2008.

Truely ‘baroque’, slightly condensed, highly contrasted, with playful, fancy details, Genath excels from headlines to footnotes. It is available in four weights from display to bold with their matching italics and a complete set of OpenType features including small caps, inferior and superiors.