Distel is a decorative display font, based on historical uncial scripts. Spiky terminals, rooted in vector construction, add a contemporary touch. This font works great in headlines, but also features unexpected readability even in small sizes. Distel currently supports more than 37 languages and comes with a set of beautiful alternates – perfect for your next corporate design or packaging project.

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Support for more than 37 languages

»Distel« brings all the diacritics and required glyphs for usage in the following languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh, Zulu.

Development Process

The general style of the letters refers to the historical shapes of uncial and half-uncial scripts. The extreme terminals featuring very sharp angles emerged from an experimental approach of digitization. For better readability, some of the shapes were adapted to fit contemporary demands and current reading habits. By default, a lot of typical shapes from the uncial were preserved but can always be swapped with optional alternates.

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