Cosmiqua® font family
Designed by Akira Kobayashi in 2007
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
in your mobile application. Each app
and platform requires a separate license.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per title.
a server and e.g. used by automated
processes to create items.
A license is per server core CPU per year.
on which the font will be installed.
that you can use over time. We’ll let
you know when you’re running low.
Platforms you intend to embed the
font in. Each license is valid for the
lifetime of the app version, i.e.
until the next fee-based update.
you intend to embed the font in. Each license
is valid for one title for the life of that title.
CPUs of the servers on which
the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
language support of the font.
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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About Cosmiqua Selection Value Pack
On further examination, Kobayashi found these same traits in even older faces, particularly 19th century English advertising types. Assuming the spirit of these diverse sources into himself (one typeface in particular, Miller & Richard's Caledonian Italic, was quite influential) Kobayashi drew Cosmiqua.
Cosmiqua is an amalgamation of the French cosmique," meaning cosmic, and "Antiqua," the German term for serif type. In other words, this is a cosmic serif face; a typeface for the future, as the future was seen in the 1950s.
Kobayashi first drew the Italic weights of Cosmiqua, refining his favorite lowercase forms (x and y), as well as creating sublime ball terminals on the A and N. Only later did he move on to the upright, Roman forms. Although Cosmiqua was originally conceived for display uses, it is a serviceable text face as well.
Cosmiqua has five weights, each with an Italic (Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold, and Heavy)."