Hendrik Weber's Lirico is a characterful, contemporary text type that is at once elegant and sturdy, charming and reliable. It is the designer's first commercially available type, though it is by no means the work of a beginner. Weber is in fact an accomplished calligrapher and designer with a fine sensitivity to letterforms.
Weber began work on Lirico by creating the italic style first, then matching a roman to it. With the tradition and constraints of seriffed types in mind, Weber succeeds in bringing out a truly original design, without leaning on the work of other 'in-vogue' type designers, as so often happens these days. Specifically designed for texts, Lirico is unabashedly traditional yet pleasantly up-to-date. Its qualities will delight graphic designers and experienced typographers alike.
The Lirico family consists of roman and italic designs in six weights - ExtraLight, Light, Normal, SemiBold, Bold and Black - and one width. The pro character set (PRO) includes small caps; lining, old style and small cap figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); fractions; comprehensive superiors, inferiors, nominators and denominators; case sensitive punctuation sets; mathematical and monetary symbols; arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents covering all (Latin script based) Western, Central and East European languages.
Produced and released by OurType in 2008, Lirico is available in OpenType PRO, TrueType, EOT and WOFF formats.
Lirico received the Type Directors Club NY Award and a nomination for the prestigious Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009.
Lirico has won a Type Directors' Club-TDC2 award in 2009.
Lirico supports 111 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)