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Air Compressed

Font Family by Positype

Includes 27 Font Styles from $450

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In B-movie awesomeness, Air began as Grotesk vs. Grotesque. I was trying to unify the prevailing traits of German and English Grotes(que/k)s in order to make something different but familiar. I am NOT trying to reinvent Helvetica (snore), so get that out of your system. From the onset, I intended this typeface to be a true workhorse that offers infinite options and flexibility for the user. At its core, it is the maturation of the Aaux Next skeleton I developed years ago. I worked out Aaux Next to settle my issues and love for Akzidenz. With Aaux Next, I strove to be mechanical, cold and unforgiving with it. I was single, young, cocky and it fit. Now I'm married, kids, dog and have found that I've turned into a big softy. When I look at Aaux Next (and have for the past few years) I see another typeface trying to eek out. I wanted it to avoid the trappings of robotic sans, quick tricks and compromises. The typeface's DNA needed to be drawn and not just generated on a screen ? so I set aside a year.

I love type. I love working with type. I hate when my options for a slanted complement is only oblique or italic. I set out to produce both to balance usage ? there are more than enough reasons to prepare both and I want the user to feel free to consciously choose (and have the option to choose) the appropriate typeface for print, web, etc. That flexibility was central to my decision-making process. The Oblique is immediate and aggressive. The Italic was redrawn at a less severe angle with far more movement and, as a result, is far more congenial when paired with the Uprights.

Condensed and Compressed. Yep, why not? I know I would use them.

There are nine weights currently available. The logical progression of weights and the intended flexibility demanded I explore a number of light weights and their potential uses ? this has produced a number of ?light without being too light? options that really work based on the size. The result is a robust 81-font superfamily that is functional, professional, and highly legible without compromising its personality. Pair that with over 900 characters per font that includes ligatures, discretionary ligatures, stylistic alternates, fractions, proportional/tabular lining and proportional/tabular oldstyle figures, numerators, denominators, ordinals, superiors, inferiors, small caps, case-sensitive functionality and extensive language support and you have a versatile superfamily well-suited for any project.

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27 Fonts Included

Air Compressed Regular Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Regular Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Light Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Light Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Light Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Light Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Light  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Light

from $29

Air Compressed Heavy Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Heavy Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Heavy Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Heavy Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Heavy  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Heavy

from $29

Air Compressed Black Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Black Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Black Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Black Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Black  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Black

from $29

Air Compressed Bold Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Bold Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Bold Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Bold Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Medium  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Medium

from $29

Air Compressed Medium Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Medium Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Medium Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Medium Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Regular Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Regular Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Regular  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Regular

from $29

Air Compressed Ultra Light Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Ultra Light Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Ultra Light Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Ultra Light Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Ultra Light  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Ultra Light

from $29

Air Compressed Thin Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Thin Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Thin Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Thin Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Thin  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Thin

from $29

Air Compressed Semibold Oblique  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Semibold Oblique

from $29

Air Compressed Semibold Italic  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Semibold Italic

from $29

Air Compressed Semibold  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Semibold

from $29

Air Compressed Bold  |  View All 947 Glyphs

Air Compressed Bold

from $29

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Air Compressed

Font Family by Positype

27 Font Styles from $450

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