Diurnal, a Sans for long, continuous reading

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Diurnal typeface sample with Nocturno

Just like Nocturno, Diurnal is both crisp and flowing, providing superb legibility at all sizes. Designed by Nikola Djurek, Diurnal belongs to that group of rare humanist sans serifs designed for long, continuous reading, following the lead of Hans Eduard Meier’s Syntax (1969), or more recently Evert Bloemsma’s Legato (2004). Diurnal’s generous x-height and unapologetically calligraphic rhythm emphasise the sense of horizontality, leading readers’ eyes along for an immersive experience.

Diurnal comes in two optical sizes, Text and a sharper, more compact and expressive Display. In combination with its serif companions Nocturno and Nocturno Display, Diurnal is ideal for complex layouts by the most demanding typographers.

Diurnal type specimen Diurnal type specimen 2

Illustrations by Shiva Nallaperumal