Klein is Zetafonts love letter to the grandmother of all geometric sans typefaces, Futura. Starting from a dialogue with Paul Renner’s iconic letterforms and proportions, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli decided to depart from its distinctive modernist shapes with slight humanist touches and grotesque solutions – with some design choices evoking the softness of humanist sans serifs like Gill Sans.
The end result is a workhorse superfamily of 54 fonts with full multilingual capabilities and coverage of over two hundred languages using latin, cyrillic and greek alphabets. The original display-oriented family, developed in nine weights with matching italics (from the hairline thin to the sturdy black), has been paired with a text version (with slightly higher x-height, better readability and maximum legibility at small point size) and with a condensed version, to be used for space-saving display solutions in editorial and advertising formats.
With a name that is both a nod to its humble functionality and an homage to french nouveau realiste artist Yves Klein, this typeface aims to become your next trusted companion in all your adventures in print, digital and motion design.
Design: Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli
Copyright 2019 by Zetafonts. All rights reserved.
Zetafonts is a font foundry created by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Debora Manetti. Almost all of these fonts were created as part of the design process for logos and printed materials. Many were created for the experimental magazine ego[n]. Foundry in Florence, Italy. [z]fonts is the font development section of Studio Kmzero, a Florence (Italy) based Design and Communication Agency. Studio Kmzero is an Italian design firm in Firenze consisting of three graphic designers, Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini.
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero.