Grato Classic is the humanist voice of the Geometric Suite. A timeless typeface with sharply cut terminals and apexes, it combines a pure, present voice with idiosyncrasy and luxury.
Ignoring most calligraphic conventions, Grato is shaped by pure forms, low stroke modulation that contrast with almost perfect circles. Grato Classic takes that core and pursues the classical proportions and calligraphic detailing of early British geometric typefaces. The result is a typeface of quirks and clarity, a substantial family for identity and editorial work.
With a spectrum of nine weights, from fine Hairlines to super heavy Blacks, Grato can organise complex typographic hierarchies with ease. A bonus is that Grato’s weight gradation allows users to maintain stroke weight while doubling type sizes: just use the next lighter weight for the larger size.
OpenType features ensure Grato is adaptable. First stylistic set activates more legible letter variants, while the second stylistic set embraces a fundamentalist approach to geometry. Grato has what you need to organise data into information. Subscripts, fractions plus oldstyle and lining figures, each in proportional and tabular widths; a complete range of figure sets.
Carefully engineered, Grato is a long-lasting companion for those who value diverse language support and strong screen performance. Including Vietnamese, Grato supports more than 270 languages across the Greek, Cyrillic and Latin alphabets and its glyphs has been carefully reviewed by skilled consultants. For best on-screen performance, all TrueType files for web and desktop have been improved with manual hinting.
The Classic is available in two optical sizes. If you need less geometry and more legibility, Gratimo Classic is fine-tuned for text and interface design.
- Designed by
- Mona Franz
- Consulting & Help
- Irene Vlachou, Ilya Ruderman & Yury Ostromentsky, Donny Truong, Christoph Koeberlin, Igino Marini
- Modern Cyrillic Award 2021
- SansRegularHeadlinesInterfaceIdentitySignageLatinCyrillicGreekVietnameseGeometricCleanFriendlyElegantVariable FontSuper FamilyAlternates
- Related Typefaces
- Gratimo Classic, Grato Marker
Cyrillic: Abaza, Adyghe, Agul, Avar, Azerbaijani, Balkar, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Dargin, Dargwa, Dungan, Erzya, Hill Mari, Ingush, Judeo-Tat, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khinalugh, Komi, Komi-Permyak, Kumyk, Kyrgyz, Lak, Lezgian, Macedonian, Meadow Mari, Moksha, Moldovan, Mongolian, Montenegrin, Muslim Tat, Nanai, Nogai, Northern Yukaghir, Russian, Rusyn, Rutul, Serbian, Southern Altai, Tabasaran, Tajik, Tat, Tatar, Tsakhur, Turkmen, Tuvan, Udi, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Uzbek
Greek: monotonic Greek