The impulse behind André Maaßen's design of the Anno typeface was the design of a New Year's card for the year 2000 (Anno 2000). His desire to create the perfect printed image developed into a family with four styles: Anno 1, Anno 1 Italic, Anno 2, and Anno 2 Italic. Anno 1 and its Italic are semi-classicist typefaces, with a high degree of stroke contrast, while Anno 2 and its Italic are semi-grotesks, with less stroke contrast. Both Anno 1 and Anno 2 are sans serifs typefaces, but they each offer a new interpretation of the genre. All four styles include oldstyle figures as well as accents for Western, Central, and Eastern European languages. The Anno typeface may be used in a number of applications and sizes. And it is naturally suitable for New Year's greetings and other cards, of course!
Anno supports 107 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)