Delvard is a low-contrast, somewhat wider sans serif that is extremely readable at smaller sizes, making it suitable for setting any kind of text, while its multiple alternate capitals are great for display purposes. Delvard draws from late nineteenth-century Art Nouveau posters, using the elevated crossbars, angled segments and sinuous curves associated with lettering of the period.
Delvard type family comes in a low-contrast text version (Delvard), a narrower Delvard Condensed, a very heavy and very thin Delvard Display, with optically adjusted styles, and finally Delvard Gradient, with innovative OpenType features that allow setting gradient words. Combined, they offer complete typographic palette for editorial designers, and expressive graphics.
Like all Typotheque fonts, Delvard Condensed includes Small Caps in all styles. Included are contextual alternates that replace standard capitals with swash terminals or elongated strokes. There are also raised small capitals and characters that automatically fuse or nestle. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.
All weights of Delvard Condensed include ten different kinds of numerals. Proportional Lining figures come as default figures in Delvard Condensed. It also, however, includes Old-style figures, Tabular numerals (both lining and OsF), Small Caps numerals, superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals (selectable via OpenType features).
Delvard Condensed typeface family was published in 2010, designed by Nikola Djurek. In 2011, Nikola Djurek recieved the International Association of Art Critics Award for his font families Marlene, Delvard, Plan Grotesque.