Design Concept

Thema is a functional, highly legible type designed not only for immersive reading but also for eye-catching headlines. Its brisk clarity makes it ideal for setting text at smaller sizes, yet it has an eloquence and ļ¬nesse that make it subtly distinctive at larger sizes.

Thema Styles


Thema type family comes in a bracketed hairline Serif Text version, a cursive style with variable extenders called Moderato for headline purposes, and a display Moderato Stencil for elegant titles. Separately Typonine Stencil is a closely related typeface that can be used with Thema. Combined, they offer complete typographic palette for the most demanding designers.

thema variants

See the complete Thema presentation in this printed type specimen, available online.

thema type specimen

OpenType features

Like all Typotheque fonts, Thema includes Small Caps in all styles. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.

Thema SC

Additionally, Thema includes a wealth of other advanced OpenType features, discretionary ligatures and swashes.

Thema Liga Alt

International Typography

Besides extended Latin, Thema supports also the Cyrillic script with Russian letterforms coming as default, and localised forms for Bulgarian and Serbian coming as OpenType substritution features.

Thema Cyrillic


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

Thema Fig


Tesla Slab typeface family was published in 2012, designed by Nikola Djurek. Cyrillic version was designed by Ilya Ruderman.