Marlene Stencil

Design Concept

Marlene Stencil is an elegant, high contrast Egyptian face with a distinctive and contemporary calligraphic flourish, and logical disconnection of strokes. The Roman version with its robust square vertical serifs delivers a sense of vitality and rigorousness. Stencil version is intended for headlines only and does not include italics

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Marlene type family comes in a text version with eights styles (Marlene), and three display versions: Marlene Grande, Marlene Stencil, and Marlene Display. Combined, they offer complete typographic palette for the most demanding designers.

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All weights of Marlene Stencil include four different kinds of numerals. Proportional Old-style figures come as default figures in Marlene. It also, however, includes Lining figures, Tabular numerals (both lining and OsF), and ornamented Stylistic Sets

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OpenType features

Like all Typotheque fonts, Marlene includes a wealth of advanced OpenType features. For example, Marlene Stencil comes with a collection of five Stylistic Sets for all letters and numbers. This quintet of decorative swashes provide a range of possibilities for experimenting with expressive typography. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.

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Marlene typeface family was published in 2009, designed by Nikola Djurek with Marko Hrastovec. In 2008, Marlene type family was shortlisted for the Best Typefaces of 2008 by Typographica. In 2010 Nikola Djurek recieved the Icograda Excellence Award for his typefaces Marlene, Brioni and Plan Grotesque. In 2011, Marlene was selected as one of the best typefaces of the decade in AtypI’s Letter 2 competition. In 2011, Nikola Djurek recieved the International Association of Art Critics Award for his font families Marlene, Delvard, Plan Grotesque.

AtypI Letter 2 competition