Most of the antique typefaces in history has been created to be as inconspicuous as possible. It’s logical because reading a long text would make every exhibition annoying. Different situation is with display and headline types, where antiques usually don’t belong.
But how about to design antique face, which will be straight intended to playing and be noticeable? Therefore is here Revelant - the new layered antiqua. Naturally, the font is best feels the huge sizes, where precise details stand out. "Display" qualities were also increased by a slight narrowing of the characters and tight spacing. The finesse of design goes to very edge - to the sharpest possible tip.
Consistency of serifs or terminals is intentionally broken - concave and convex mixed together. This diversity keeps the eye focused and forces the viewer to explore shapes more than to read. Properly used can create a big eye-catching effect that can itself replace the illustration. Many specialties as swashes, discretionary ligatures or initial/terminal forms supported this vivid impression. With Revelant you can simply produce a stunning antique letterings with just a few clicks.
1) type your text with Revelant Core
2) copy and paste into the same place
3) switch upper text to Revelant Cover
4) play with colors, shadows, opacity, gradients, motions…
Simple idea but incredibly difficult design.
Some examples of effects usage. Everything can be done in a few clicks.
Would you like an really exotic ligature? With prepared shapes for tall letters can easily make your custom ligatures. You can also notice that there are no exactly straight lines in the font.
Similarly works uppercase ligatures with small caps, but some of them need to be manually lifted to the caps height.
An interesting feature of italics are the dynamically curved stems. Characters „f“ and „j“ therefore have a tail inspired by blackletter typography.
Initial and terminal forms will give your text a hand-crafted spirit.
Extra bonus - whole base layer can work independently as a totally contrasted font.