A large multipurpose type family by Fred Smeijers, which was first shown in Items, the Dutch design magazine, in October 1998. The character of Fresco can be described as a refreshment of traditional and conventional issues: being definitely a contemporary typeface, it shamelessly embraces all the good given by tradition. Professional users might like the typographical reach of the Fresco family. It can be used to set serious reading matter, but equally it blends very well into the corporate world; magazines are another area of use.
The main branch of the big Fresco family tree is formed by the fonts suitable for the most fundamental use: plain text. These text fonts are available in serif and sanserif versions. Fresco Sans is also available in Condensed version. Both the Fresco and Fresco Sans font families have five weights: light, normal, semi-bold, bold and black, have italics, small caps and various sets of figures: lining, non-lining, and small capital-height figures. OpenType Pro fonts offer additional ligatures, fractions, superiors, inferiors, denominators and additional small capital-height punctuation. OpenType Pro fonts support the Latin Extended 1 character set, which is a valuable tool for composing multilingual text.
Fresco and Fresco Sans fonts are available in OpenType PRO, TrueType, EOT and WOFF formats.
Next to Fresco and Fresco Sans, Smeijers designed several other stylistic counterparts: Fresco Plus, Fresco Plus Sans, Fresco Informal and Fresco Script.
The latest addition to Fresco family are the Fresco Arabic styles, designed in 2007 by Smeijers and Lara Assouad Khoury and released by OurType in 2010.
Fresco supports 113 different languages such as Arabic, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin and Arabic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)