Edge Sans is a geometric typeface whose elements and shapes are defined by an orthogonal grid. While the grid establishes strict formal constraints, it also provides intriguing possibilities, and the typeface embodies a joyful exploration of what can be achieved by colouring inside the lines. Edge is playful despite its rudimentary forms, somewhat recalling the early work of the Dutch designer Wim Crouwel and his grid and module research. Edge is rooted in early digital technologies, but equally relevant for designers today.
Edge Sans is available in nine weights. The thin styles of Edge include counters that break the letter shapes into separate elements, while the thicker styles work with regular rhythm and repetition of forms, built on 0°, 45° and 90° angles.
Designed by Ermin Međedović in 1998, published first under the name Omar Sans, remastered and re-released in 2019 under the name Edge Sans.
Like all Typotheque fonts, Edge includes Small Caps in all styles. Additionally, it includes a wealth of other advanced OpenType features. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.
Edge Sans includes alternative forms of letters that include diagonals, a version that strictly adgers to the grid, and one that is more losely drawn. These variations are selectable via Stylistic Set features.
All weights of Edge Sans include seven different kinds of numerals. Lining proportional figures come as default. It also, however, includes Tabular numerals, Small Caps numerals, superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals (selectable via OpenType features).