Verve™ font family

Brian Sooy

Designer Brian Sooy (born 9. 7. 1961) created the fonts ITC Coventry™ (/1998) and Verve™ (1998).
“ITC Coventry is what type would look like if you left a gothic font out in the rain. IF you look close, you’ll see the roots of a handsome sans serif font buried under a layer of grime and rust, basically.” The low-budget student flyers that Sooy saw in the Coventry section of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, inspired him to design this font and the result is a typeface which looks as though it has been faxed or photocopied many times. “While it looks very irregular in text, it’s very carefully spaced to give that effect,” says Sooy. ITC Coventry was designed to work just as well in text as in headlines or even on billboards.

Brian Sooy’s concept for the font Verve “was to create an elegant condensed typeface that would be a typeface for the millennium, in style and functionality.” Sooy’s 1998 vision of the new millenium takes shape in a typeface that suggests technology-driven humanism. Uniform character widths and vertical strokes create a rhythm of electronic precision, while subtle yet sensual curves evoke hand lettering. Verve can create strong identities for posters, packaging and Web sites, or punctuate headlines and titles.

ITC Coventry Font Family is part of the ITC Library OpenType Edition, Verve Font Family belongs to the Adobe Type Collection OpenType Edition.


Desktop fonts are designed to be installed on a computer for use with applications. Licensed per computer.
Web fonts are used with the CSS @font-face rule. They are licensed for a set number of page views with no time limitation.
Mobile App Fonts can be embedded in your mobile application. Each app requires a separate license. The license is based on the number of app installations.
Electronic Publication Fonts can be embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per title.
Server fonts can be installed on a server and e.g. used by automated processes to create items. A license is per server core CPU per year.


3 Typefaces

world-map map

Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.

Verve™ Regular -  1 variant
From US$ 35
Add to cart
Verve™ Bold -  1 variant
From US$ 35
Add to cart
Verve™ Black -  1 variant
From US$ 35
Add to cart
Related tags: