Plan Grotesque

Design concept

Plan Grotesque is a sturdy, unpretentious typeface for text of any kind; it is a functional workhorse, but has enough character to be distinctive at larger sizes. Plan Grotesque has distinguishing closing terminals, and unlike Grotesque typefaces of the previous century it comes with a true italic. It has friendly, subtly-modulated strokes and is more refined and economic than traditional grotesques. Plan Grotesque comes in a comprehensive range of weights, widths and display versions.

Plan Grotesque sketch

OpenType features

Plan Grotesque includes a wealth of advanced OpenType layout features. Read the PDF instructions, or try the OpenType features.

OpenType features icons

Numerals

All weights of Plan Grotesque include seven different kinds of numerals. Default numerals are proportional lining numerals. The typeface includes: ranging, or OsF (Old-style proportional Figures) for use in running text. Lining figures for use with capitals letters, because their proportions match the height of caps. Tabular (both Lining and OsF), Superior and Inferior figures, and special numerator figures for usin in fractions.

Plan Grotesque numerals

Author & Awards

Plan Grotesque was designed in 2009 by Nikola Djurek, and published in 2010. In 2010 Nikola received the Icograda Excellence Award for his typefaces Brioni, Plan Grotesque and Marlene. The Cyrillic version was designed by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, and Greek by Peter Bilak in 2014.