Design Concept

Tempera is a collection of economically proportioned sans and serif fonts with efficient spacing and low contrast. Unassuming and space-saving, it is ideal for setting continuous text of any kind.

Tempera overview

Tempera Biblio was specially designed for setting continuous text in books, and comes in three grades, subtle weight differences which preserve the widths of the text so that the ‘colour’ of the text can be adjusted without changing the length of the text and reflowing the document. It also offers two widths, a narrow-proportioned standard version and a slightly more open Wide version, both suited for small text. The family includes swash characters and ornaments for embellishing words.


OpenType features

Like all Typotheque fonts, Tempera includes Small Caps in all styles. Additionally, Nota includes a wealth of other advanced OpenType features. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.

Tempera SC


All weights of Tempera include ten different kinds of numerals. Proportional Old-style figures come as default figures in Nota. 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).

Tempera numerals


Tempera typeface family was published in 2006, designed by Nikola Djurek.