Serendipity often occurs in typefaces from the hand of the award-winning type designer, Joachim Müller-Lancé. The design of Cortina was inspired by a small shape spotted by coincidence: a tiny triangular tab in a software panel that resembled a futuristic ‘A’. Like a tailor starting a suit from a button he found, Joachim developed the entire concept from this idea into a family of three styles: Cortina Base, Slate, and Plate. Each is modeled on the same conceptual form sharing proportions, but with different features.

Designed for velocity (to make your designs look faster), “Base” first came into being, echoing chrome lettering and motorism, the skiing resort of Cortina and its namesake, the Ford Cortina sportscar. “Slate” places us solidly in the new millennium with a dogged steampunk attitude and ang­ular, utilitarian octagon shapes for the carbon-fiber set. Its heavy-duty construction is further hardened in “Plate”, where Cortina’s modular design approach be­comes evident in industrial-grade patches and rivet holes.

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This new version of Cortina has been updated, remastered in the OpenType format, and thoroughly tested for quality assurance to provide you with the most reliable, high-quality digital typeface.

Serving Suggestion
Cortina is best used at larger point sizes where the unique forms and details can draw in the viewer’s eye. Put Cortina to work on DVDs and video games, toy packaging, car accessories, book covers, or any project needing a technological edge, or exotic flavor.

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Cortina Family

Includes 3 fonts: Base, Plate & Slate

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OpenType Info OpenType Format (.otf)
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PDF Specimen PDF Specimen

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Designer:
Joachim Müller-Lancé

Created: 1997–2001

LatinLatin
EuroEuro Symbol
FractionsFractions
LigaturesLigatures
SuperiorsOrdinals & Superior Letters



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