Ingra

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I started designing Ingra in 2007, as a derivative of Lipa (ex DeloBorza), a typeface specifically drawn for newspapers’ info-graphics. The earlier design of the typeface was a narrow version of Lipa Sans, made in order to optimise the use of space in a newspaper setting. After a few years, I came up with the wider version for a broader range of uses, since designers already used it in different ways. After a few attempts, I left the old fonts behind and I decided to redraw it as a brand new typeface. The resulting typeface has a strong connection to its ancestor in terms of functionality, but it has a different character. That’s why this family got a new name and it’s not part of the upcoming styles of Lipa family. Use with Adobe Typekit, or contact us.


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Ingra comes in 10 upright styles and three widths. Cursive members of the family are planned for mid 2015. With a wide range of styles, from Hair to Extra Bold, it is well suited for any kind of editorial, advertising, packaging or corporate design, both on print and screen.


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Every Ingra style comes with a set of 1.624 characters. It includes alternate characters, all kinds of numerals, standard and a bunch of other useful ligatures, real small caps, inferior and superior letters and numbers, wide set of currency symbols and more than 240 pictograms and ornaments.


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All four sets of numerals: tabular, proportional, lining and old style are part of the glyph set, but it’s not all. There are also tabular and proportional sets of numbers for use with the small caps. A little something extra for type nerds.

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Inferiors, superiors and fractions are accessed through Open Type features.  Two sets of rounded digits can be recalled as Stylistic Set 15.

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Priceless extensive set of currency symbols.


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In addition to the standard ligatures, there are more than a dozen discretionary ligatures shown in pdf specimen.

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Alternate characters can be used to change the flavour of words. You can find them in applications which allow use of the Open Type Stylistic set, like Adobe InDesign.

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There are combinations of letters that can be problematic and require special care and attention. For example, a g followed by a j, though they get along well in lighter weights, clash inevitably in heavier weights. Ingra has a contextual alternate for j when it follows a g in order to avoid such problems.
You noticed the different dot on the alternate j, right? Last, but not least, Ingra has two different sets of dots, punctuation, and diacritics - default squarish and rounded as Stylistic Set 16.

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And finally, Ingra has 246 useful pictograms and symbols for everyday editorial needs.

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