Quercus Cby František Štorm
Quercus was primarily developed as a user-interface font. It is characterised by open, yet a little bit condensed drawing with sufficient spacing. It has eight interpolated weights with respective italics. Their fine gradation allows to find an exact valeur for any kind of design, especially on the web. The italics have the same width proportion as upright styles. The sans-serif principle is rather minimalistic, with subtle shadows and thinned joints between curved shapes and stems. We believe such tiny details can enliven our reading experience. Quercus family comprises of the usual functionality such as Small Caps, Cyrillics, diacritics, ligatures, scientific and aesthetic variants, swashes, and other bells & whistles. It excels in informational and magazine design, corporate identity and branding, but it’s very well suited for book covers, catalogues and posters as well. When selecting a name for this typeface I’ve been staring out from my studio window, thinking helplessly without any idea in sight. Suddenly I realised that all I can see is a spectacular alley of oaks (Quercus in Latin) surrounding my house. These oaks were planted by the builders of local ponds under the leadership of Jakub Krčín in the fifteenth century.