Introducing DIN Serif, a true serif companion for the popular DIN
Designed by Parachute’s Panos Vassiliou, DIN Serif is a solid, confident and well-balanced typeface. Originated in a custom project for a watchmaking journal which required a modern serif to work in unison and match the inherent simplicity of DIN this is a simple and neutral enough font when set at small sizes, but sturdy and powerful when set at heavier weights and bigger sizes. “DIN Serif makes no attempt to impress with ephemeral nifty details on individual letters, but instead it concentrates on a few modern, functional and everlasting novelties which express an overall distinct quality on the page and set it apart from most classic romans” says the designer.
This low contrast typeface with vertical axis and squarish form that is balancing masterfully between simplicity and legibility was inspired by late 19th century Egyptian and earlier transitional roman faces. “What started out as a custom 2 weight family, it has developed into a full scale superfamily with 10 styles from Regular to ExtraBlack along with their italics. Additional features were added such as small caps, alternate letters and numbers as well as numerous symbols for branding, signage and publishing. All weights were meticulously hinted for excellent display performance on the web.” DIN Serif supports more that 100 languages such as those based on the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic alphabet. For more info check here.