Vollkorn is a quiet, modest and well working body copy typeface for bread and butter use. It has dark and meaty serifs and a bouncing and healthy look and might be used as body type as well as for headlines or titles.
Vollkorn now offers two new weights: Medium and Extrabold. SemiBold’s and Bold’s appearances were slightly adjusted for that. Italics equivalent.
More than 2000 glyphs per font support a wide range of languages in Latin, Cyrillic and Greek scripts. "Vollkorn" [pronounce ‘follkorn’] is German for "wholemeal". It refers to the old term “Brotschrift” [literally ‘bread type’] which described the small fonts for every day use in the days of hand-compositing. Vollkorn came into being as Friedrich Althausen’s first type designing attempt while his studies at Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany.