Grato and Gratimo are a system of typefaces joined by geometry but differing in genre and function. Grato’s geometric core is shared by two designs with different terminals and different uppercase proportions to make a Grotesk and a Classic.
And, for greater function and economy, both were redrawn for text and interface: Gratimo Grotesk and Gratimo Classic.
Carefully engineered, the system is a long-lasting companion for those who value diverse language support and strong screen performance. Grato and Gratimo support more than 260 languages across the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets and their glyphs have been carefully reviewed by skilled consultants. For best on-screen performance, all TrueType files for web and desktop have been improved with manual hinting.
Both Grato and Gratimo are available in two optical sizes. For larger sizes and purer geometry, they are tuned for branding and identity design.
Design by Jakob Runge, сontributions by Mona Franz. Consulting on Cyrillic by Ilya Ruderman & Yury Ostromentsky. Hinting by Christoph Koeberlin. Spacing/Kerning by Igino Marini.
Grato is a family of two typefaces, modernist Grotesk and the humanist voice of the Geometric Suite Classic. A timeless typeface, it combines a pure, present voice with idiosyncrasy and luxury.
Ignoring most calligraphic conventions, Grato is shaped by pure forms, low stroke modulation and square dots that contrast with almost perfect circles. Grato Classic pursues the classical proportions of early British geometric typefaces, while Grotesk inherits the industrial logic of early German ones. The result is a family of quirks and clarity, a substantial family for identity and editorial work.
Grato includes a spectrum of nine weights, from fine Hairlines to super heavy Blacks.
OpenType features ensure that Grato is adaptable. First stylistic set activates more legible letter variants (Gratimo Classic’s default), while the second stylistic set embraces a fundamentalist approach to geometry. Grato is equipped with subscripts, fractions plus old-revstyle and lining figures, each in proportional and tabular widths; a complete range of figure sets.
Case sensitive forms, standard ligatures, proportional lining figures, proportional oldstyle figures, tabular lining figures, tabular oldstyle figures, ordinals, fractions, denominator, numerator, subscript / inferiors, superscript / superiors, slashed zero, seven stylistic sets
Afrikaans, Azeri (cyr), Azeri (lat), Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish), Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ingush, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish (lat), Kyrghiz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Moldavian (cyr), Mongolian (cyr), Mongolian (lat), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spain, Swedish, Tadzhik, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek (lat)