OurType Fayon Grande is the display partner of Fayon and the second design created by Peter Mohr for OurType. Graceful and refined, Fayon Grande is a Modern face in the later style of Bodoni and the Didots.
Extreme differences between thick fat strokes and thin hairline ones typify nineteenth-century letterforms. The refined fragility of typefaces made along these lines testify to the century's high industrial achievement and its obsession with technical mastery, and pushed letterpress printing to its very limits. This search for perfection, decadent in some ways, is also a basis for the seemingly natural association the Modern face style now has with haute couture, cosmetics, and other luxury products and services.
Respectful of his historical models but aware of their rigid, often nervous extremes, Peter Mohr offers in Fayon Grande a design that is at once elegant and daring. Deploying high contrast, a generous x-height, modest ascenders and descenders, and narrow proportions, the typeface is an excellent starting point for superb display composition.
Fayon Grande consists of nine weights of roman and italic designs. In addition to the Normal, Medium, SemiBold, Bold, ExtraBold, Black, and ExtraBlack weights it shares with Fayon, Fayon Grande also features Thin and Light weights. The character set includes small caps, lining, old style and small cap figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); fractions; comprehensive scientific superiors and inferiors, nominators and denominators; case sensitive punctuation sets; mathematical and monetary symbols (in tabular and proportional widths); stylistic alternates, arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents for all Western, Central and East European languages based on the Latin script.
Fayon Grande supports 108 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)