Greta is a powerful toolbox capable of dealing with the most complex typographical situations, supporting Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian, Arabic, Hebrew, Devanagari, Thai and Hangul (Korean). Read more about development of Greta Sans▸
Greta Sans comes in 10 weights which, combined with its four widths (Compressed, Condensed, Extended ), create a tremendous range of possibilities. Even the intervals between the styles are an integral part of this unified typeface system.
Continuous Optical sizes
Greta Sans is designed as a continuous optical size system. While the basic text styles (Regular) are spaced and optimised more loosely for use at small sizes, the surrounding extremes (Hairline, Black) are designed to be used as Display types, and therefore spaced and kerned tightly. The resulting spectrum then runs continuously from Display to Text to Display use.
All weights of Greta Text include nine different kinds of numerals. The default numerals are Proportional Lining numerals, but the typeface also includes Old-style proportional Figures for use in running text, Lining and OsF tabular figures, Superior figures, Inferior figures, Small caps figures, and finally Circled and Inverted circled figures.
Author & Awards
Greta Sans was designed by Peter Biľak, produced together with Nikola Djurek. Irina Smirnova designed the Cyrillic version. The Latin part has been published in 2012, the Cyrillic and Greek in 2015. In 2015, Greta Sans was recognised by the Tokyo TDC, and in 2016, it was selected as the winner by The Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago. The Arabic version was designed by Kristyan Sarkis and published in 2015. Greta Sans Devanagari was published in 2017, designed by Hitesh Malaviya at ITF under the supervision of Satya Rajpurohit. The Hebrew version was designed jointly by Peter Biľak with Daniel Berkovitz, and released in 2017. The Thai version was designed by Smich Smanloh from Cadson Demak, and published in 2019. Greta Sans Thai has been recognised at The 11th Granshan Type Design Competition in 2019.