Lumin typeface family

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Lumin is an extensive type family designed by our longtime collaborator Nikola Djurek and intended especially for editorial use.

Lumin type family

The Lumin family includes slab-serif, sans serif, condensed and display typefaces, all of which play with the idea of contradiction. The contrast between horizontal and vertical strokes seems to be quite subtle, evoking the slab serifs of the past century. The stroke connections, however, are sharply chiseled, reminiscent of high-contrast modern types, an effect especially pronounced in the heavier weights. The result is hybrid letterforms that look almost like stencil drawings, yet maintain high legibility at the smallest sizes.

Lumin is a sturdy slab-serif face with large counters and a large x-height. Its serifs are unbracketed and asymmetric, emphasising the rightward flow of reading.

Lumin Std

Lumin Sans is a a straight-talking collection of six weights ranging from Hairline to Bold. The simplified letter construction proves distinctive in the heavier styles, where the sharpness of the stroke connection establishes the personality of this typeface.

Lumin Sans

Lumin Sans Condensed is roughly 30% narrower, a compact typeface that helps designers get the most content into the available space without sacrificing readability.

Lumin Sans Condensed

Lumin Display completes the family’s typographic palette with a headline version of the slab-serif face in three different widths. Its letters are spaced tightly to create convincing blocks of bylines, headers or any short text.

Lumin Display

It’s not easy to describe newly-published typefaces before their usefulness has been demonstrated in real world application. Lumin has already been rigorously tested in magazines and newspapers, so you can see for yourself how it performs in these samples:

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