Diurnal Display

Design Concept

Diurnal Display, is a Sans serif companion to Nocturno typeface, providing superb legibility at all sizes. 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.

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Optical Sizes

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 vs nocturno fonts


All weights of Diurnal Display include ten different kinds of numerals. Proportional Old-style figures come as default figures in Diurnal. It also, however, includes Lining figures, Tabular numerals (both lining and OsF), Small Caps numerals, superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals (selectable via OpenType features).

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OpenType features

Like all Typotheque fonts, Diurnal Display includes Small Caps in all styles. Additionally, Diurnal includes a wealth of other advanced OpenType features. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.

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Diurnal Display family was published in 2017, designed by Nikola Djurek.