Every Sherlock needs his Watson. A versatile partner who can accommodate for an opinionated compadre, but does more than just follow his footsteps. Equally peculiar but nonetheless a gentleman. A real friend for true companionship, a problem-solving duo that’s at your service. Skolar Sans is an extensive typeface family for the age of responsive design. From gently thin to extra bold, the four subtly graded width variants will fit all your content needs. The 72 fonts come in uprights and true italics with ligatures, arrows, and fleurons. Magnifying glass sold separately. The PE version is now used by Radio Free Europe to serve news to over 200 countries and territories.
“It’s also an object lesson in how to design a companion to a serif. Rather than any kind of straightforward chop-the-serifs conversion, the characteristic strokes of Skolar are reinterpreted and translated to the lower-contrast world of sans serifs.”
“La Skolar Sans présente l’avantage d’une très bonne lisibilité et d’un large jeu de chasses et de graisses, une italique marquée visuellement, de même qu’un jeu de glyphes étendu propice aux usages académiques (petites capitales, exposants, flèches, etc.).”
Amharic (Latin), Burmese (Latin), Chinese (Latin: Pinyin), Indian languages (Latin: Hunterian transliteration), Indian languages (Latin: National Library at Kolkata), Indian languages (Latin: UN), Japanese (Latin: Kunrei), Japanese (Latin: Modified Hepburn), Kazakh (Latin), Khmer (Latin), Kirghiz (Latin), Korean (Latin: McCune Reischauer), Korean (Latin: National standard), Lao (Latin), Macedonian (Latin), Modern Greek (Latin), Mongolian (Latin), Nepali (Latin), Pali (Latin: Rhys Davids system), Persian (Latin), Russian (Latin), Sanskrit (Latin: IAST), Standard Arabic (Latin: DMG), Standard Arabic (Latin: EI), Standard Arabic (Latin: ISO 233), Standard Arabic (Latin: ISO/R 233), Standard Arabic (Latin: UN), Tajik (Latin), Ukrainian (Latin), Urdu (Latin), Uzbek (Latin)
Variable font axes:
Weight (wght): 100 to 900
Width (wdth): 80 to 115
Skolar is a trade mark of Rosetta Type Foundry s.r.o.
David Březina is the managing director at Rosetta. While you may know him as the designer of the award-winning type family Skolar, he has also worked on custom typefaces for Adobe, Linotype (Monotype), Microsoft, Google, and others. So far, he has designed typefaces for Cyrillic, Greek, Gujarati, Devanagari, and various extensions of Latin. David holds a Master’s degree in computer science from Masaryk University in Brno (Czechia) and an MA in Typeface Design and PhD from the University of Reading (UK). His cross-disciplinary PhD thesis studied visual similarity and coherence of characters in typefaces for continuous reading in Latin, Cyrillic, and Devanagari scripts.
He has also been actively involved in writing, presenting, and conducting workshops on type and typography around the world.
Design: Sláva Jevčinová
Sláva Jevčinová is a type and graphic designer from Slovakia. She holds an MA in type design from the Type and Media programme at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague as well as an MA in graphic design from J. E. Purkyně University in Czech Republic. After an internship at Mota Italic in Berlin she specialised in TrueType hinting at Fontwerk. She has been working independently since 2013 and regularly collaborates with Rosetta as hinting specialist and type designer.