Gordian, an elegant sans-serif with very slightly modulated strokes, is rooted in classic Roman square capitals, designed to be engraved in stone. The author of the typeface, Nikola Djurek has practiced stone carving, which is reflected in the subtle chiseling of Gordian’s flaring stroke endings. These traditional roots, however, combine with modern characteristics (wider B, E, F, P and S characters, plus a complete set of lowercase letters) to create a distinctly 21st century typeface, and there is also a generous selection of alternative glyphs which can serve to give the text either a more classical or more modern feel.
Gordian has four weights designed for intermediate text sizes, each with true italics and small caps. It also includes 12 stunning display styles in two versions, Kapitalen (four weights of plain single capitals) and Knot (eight sets of entangled double capitals), the latter featuring smart OpenType functions that create various interactive patterns.
All weights of Gordian 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).
Like all Typotheque fonts, Gordian includes Small Caps in all the text styles. Additionally, Gordian includes also alternative versions of some basic characters accessible as Stylistic Sets. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.
Gordian typeface family was published in 2018, designed by Nikola Djurek. OpenType substitution features in the Gordian Knot styles were programmed by Gustavo Ferreira.