Museo font family


Designed by Jos Buivenga
The extensive font family Museo by Jos Buivenga now comprises four different styles. These have been carefully coordinated with each other so that designers can use the original Museo in combination with Museo Slab, Museo Sans and Museo Sans Rounded. But the best thing about Museo is that we are currently offering a selection of cuts free of charge so that you can experiment with them!
Buivenga explains that the origin of Museo is to be found in his particular love for uppercase 'U' and a spontaneous mental picture that came to him concerning the form of the font's serifs. With his vision of stems bent into semi-slab serifs in mind, Buivenga created Museo, whereby the almost total lack of differentiation in line width additionally emphasizes the linear character of the letters. The arched terminals also provide Museo with a technological appearance that is further enhanced by the rectangular form of the punctuation marks. Large counters and a generous x-height make Museo substantial and accessible and ensure that is clearly legible even in small font sizes.
In addition to majuscule and minuscule numerals, Museo also offers a range of ligatures and variant characters: German typographers will be pleased to discover that it has a majuscule 'ß' glyph.
Museo is available in five different weights that are designated as 100, 300, 500, 700 and 900. Italic cuts with inclined characters are available in all weights.
Museo Sans
Museo Sans also shares its basic character forms with those of Museo. Because of the lack of variation in line width, Sans has a geometrical appearance. It is not only possible to combine the robust and highly legible Sans with Museo, but it can also be used in both display and text font sizes. In common with Museo, Museo Sans comes in five weights, each with matching Italic cuts.
Museo Sans Rounded
The youngest member of the Museo family bears the name Museo Sans Rounded. It is basically identical to Museo Sans, but its line terminals are rounded. This contemporary variant of the typeface is particularly effective in larger font sizes. Like its ancestor, Museo Slab, Museo Sans Rounded is available in six different weights.
Museo SlabAlthough the forms of the letters are identical to those of Museo, the blunt serifs of Museo Slab are slightly longer and are frequently not rounded where they join the upstroke, but stand at right angles to it. Together with other serifs, Buivenga has not only managed to augment the specific nature of a serif font, but has thus given Museo Slab a more formal and austere form in comparison with that of Museo. Complemented by another bold weight, Museo Slab 1000, there are thus six weights of Museo Slab with the matching Italic variants.
The diversity of styles within the Museo family ensures that the typeface has a wide range of potential applications. The modern character of the different but matching variants, certain of which are at the cutting-edge of fashion, will help designers react to all possible situations.

Museo 700

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Catalog number: 167386652

Case-Sensitive Forms

Tag: case

Function: Shifts various punctuation marks up to a position that works better with all-capital sequences or sets of lining figures; also changes oldstyle figures to lining figures. By default, glyphs in a text face are designed to work with lowercase characters. Some characters should be shifted vertically to fit the higher visual center of all-capital or lining text. Also, lining figures are the same height (or close to it) as capitals, and fit much better with all-capital text. The user selects a block of text and applies this feature. The dashes, bracketing characters, guillemet quotes and the like shift up to match the capitals, and oldstyle figures change to lining figures.

Fractions

Tag: frac

Function: Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions. The user enters 3/4 in a recipe and gets the threequarters fraction.

Standard Ligatures

Tag: liga

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers the ligatures which the designer/manufacturer judges should be used in normal conditions. The glyph for ffl replaces the sequence of glyphs f f l.

Old Style Figures

Tag: onum

Function: This feature changes selected figures from the default lining style to oldstyle form. The user invokes this feature to get oldstyle figures, which fit better into the flow of normal upper- and lowercase text. Various characters designed to be used with figures may also have oldstyle versions.

Tabular Figures

Tag: tnum

Function: Replaces figure glyphs set on proportional widths with corresponding glyphs set on uniform (tabular) widths. Tabular widths will generally be the default, but this cannot be safely assumed. Of course this feature would not be present in monospaced designs. The user may apply this feature to get oldstyle figures to align vertically in a column.

Stylistic Alternates

Tag: salt

Function: Many fonts contain alternate glyph designs for a purely esthetic effect; these don't always fit into a clear category like swash or historical. As in the case of swash glyphs, there may be more than one alternate form. This feature replaces the default forms with the stylistic alternates. The user applies this feature to Industria to get the alternate form of g.

Discretionary Ligatures

Tag: dlig

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers those ligatures which may be used for special effect, at the user's preference. The glyph for ct replaces the sequence of glyphs c t, or U+322E (Kanji ligature for "Friday") replaces the sequence U+91D1 U+66DC U+65E5.

Sylistic Set 1

Tag: ss01

Function: In addition to, or instead of, stylistic alternatives of individual glyphs (see 'salt' feature), some fonts may contain sets of stylistic variant glyphs corresponding to portions of the character set, e.g. multiple variants for lowercase letters in a Latin font. Glyphs in stylistic sets may be designed to harmonise visually, interract in particular ways, or otherwise work together. Examples of fonts including stylistic sets are Zapfino Linotype and Adobe's Poetica. Individual features numbered sequentially with the tag name convention 'ss01' 'ss02' 'ss03' . 'ss20' provide a mechanism for glyphs in these sets to be associated via GSUB lookup indexes to default forms and to each other, and for users to select from available stylistic sets.

Sylistic Set 2

Tag: ss02

Function: In addition to, or instead of, stylistic alternatives of individual glyphs (see 'salt' feature), some fonts may contain sets of stylistic variant glyphs corresponding to portions of the character set, e.g. multiple variants for lowercase letters in a Latin font. Glyphs in stylistic sets may be designed to harmonise visually, interract in particular ways, or otherwise work together. Examples of fonts including stylistic sets are Zapfino Linotype and Adobe's Poetica. Individual features numbered sequentially with the tag name convention 'ss01' 'ss02' 'ss03' . 'ss20' provide a mechanism for glyphs in these sets to be associated via GSUB lookup indexes to default forms and to each other, and for users to select from available stylistic sets.

These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in d

Tag: Basic Latin

Function: These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.

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