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.
Since its launch in 2008, the OurType Lirico family has become even more versatile due to its latest addition — Lirico Press. While both variants share the same character width, Lirico Press features a reduced capital height, shorter ascenders and descenders to meet the demands of efficient type setting and deliver a more compact overall appearance. The name - Lirico Press - points at its intended area of use - dictionaries, newspapers, television guides, magazines - applications that require crisp, characterful and compact typefaces of exceptional readability.
OurType Lirico Press consists of roman and italic designs in six weights: Extra Light, Light, Normal, SemiBold, Bold, and Black. 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); arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents for all Latin-script-based Western, Central and East European languages.
Lirico Press 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.)