Type Gallery – Diverda

Font Designer: Daniel Lanz, 2004

Diverda™ is a geometric type family that is free of ornamentation. The x-heights are low, and the differences between curved, square, and triangular elements is very clear. Like the more calligraphic typefaces of the past, Diverda´s strokes exhibit contrast that is inspired by movements of the pen on paper; down strokes are heavier than up strokes. The family contains both slab serif and sans serif styles; the sans serifs form the basis of the whole design.
In order to form a better fit with the varying poles of modern communication needs, Swiss designer Daniel Lanz optimized Diverda for maximum legibility. In contrast to many other modern typefaces, which try to squeeze the traditional rounder forms of the alphabet into square designs, and which often attempt to equalize the widths of the capital letters, Diverda remains true to the proper proportions of the Roman alphabet. Diverda´s small x-height is also a reversal of a trend in typeface design that was common during the later third of the 20th Century.
The possible applications for the Diverda family are endless, but the typefaces are well suited for use in magazines and for the advertising of cultural products, fashion, design, and architecture. Because of its 20 different individual styles or weights, Lanz´s design is also a good fit for Corporate Identity solutions.
Let the outstanding quality of this typeface convince you.
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