Garbata is an elegant typeface designed with a sans-serif approach that ignores over-exploited grotesque and modernist models. It takes its skeleton from old style typefaces like Windsor or Cooper, keeping the quirky sloped shapes of some letters and adding to the historical smooth shapes a flat brush calligraphic sensibility.
The result of these different historical influences is a humble yet distinctive sans serif typeface, developed in a wide range of weights, with finely-tuned differences between the medium, text-oriented cuts (with wider tracking and more regular design) and the more extreme, display-oriented weights. This play on subtlety allows Garbata to be surprising in all uses: humble and readable when set in body text, it shows all its elegant, whimsical qualities in logo design and display use.
Free version of Garbata includes Regular weight, the full family comes in 8 weights with matching Italics. Equipped with all advanced Open Type features you expect from a production typeface, Garbata comes with an extended charcter set covering over two hundred languages with latin and cyrillic glyphs.
Designed with an italian sensibility mixing craftmanship and artistry, Garbata is ready to help you make your designs timeless, elegant and unusual.
Garbata was designed in 2020 by Francesco Canovaro.