Sombra is a geometric yet organic grotesque with flourishing spirit.
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Between buildings and botany; between precast concrete and palm trees; between monuments and monstera
Sombra ThinClick to Edit
Growing from the inside out
Sombra PosterClick to Edit
El movimiento urbanístico de la »ciudad jardín« fue fundado por sir Ebenezer Howard (1850–1928). Sus conceptos sociológicos y urbanísticos se contienen en el libro de 1898 titulado Mañana: Un camino tranquilo hacia una reforma real (Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform), cuya versión corregida y completa apareció en 1902 con el nombre de Ciudades Jardín del mañana. Proponía sustituir las ciudades industriales por otras más pequeñas rodeadas de tierras agrícolas, mezclando la ciudad con el campo.
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Sombra Thin
Sombra Light
Sombra Regular
Sombra Medium
Sombra Bold
Sombra Black
Sombra Poster

Sombra is an organic grotesque typeface with flourishing spirit. It combines geometric structure with leafy, sharply swelling strokes and exaggerated incisions. This tension between organic momentum and the geometric construction means Sombra flowers in branding, editorial and packaging projects connected to nature, urban life and culture.

Across seven weights, Sombra sprouts from a condensed Light into an extended Black before revealing its most eccentric colour in the UltraBlack poster style. It’s a versatile choice for demanding typographic tasks: a condensed Thin for short synopses on the back of packaging, a Regular balanced for all kinds of text and a wide Black that boosts headlines.

How Sombra combines width and weight can bring an exciting tension to your design. And when you want an even more free-spirited attitude? There’s the ultra bold Poster style to top it all off. With overgrown terminals, hairline punctuation and symbols, it takes Sombra’s concept further.

With more than 680 glyphs in each style, Sombra supports over 140 Latin languages and comes packed with arrows, starry icons, circled numbers, compact figure settings, as well as standard and fancy ligatures. Plus, there are a bunch of stylistic sets including alternate glyphs to tweak your texts and wordmarks, and elevated decimal figures for compact price and time settings.

Somewhere between buildings and botany, Sombra finds balance in contrasts.

Paul Eslage Type Mates Portrait
Designed by
Paul Eslage
in 2020

otf and ttf for desktop and apps, plus woff, woff2 and eot for web

7 styles each with 689 glyphs

Language Support
Open Type Features

Buying Choices

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Sombra Family
239.00 119.50
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239.00 119.50
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Sombra Thin
45.99
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45.99
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Sombra Light
45.99
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45.99
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Sombra Regular
45.99
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45.99
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Sombra Medium
45.99
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45.99
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Sombra Bold
45.99
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45.99
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Sombra Black
45.99
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45.99
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Sombra Poster
45.99
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45.99
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Sombra Family
956.00 478.00
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956.00 478.00
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Sombra Thin
184.00
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184.00
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Sombra Light
184.00
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184.00
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Sombra Regular
184.00
Price incl. VAT.
184.00
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Medium
184.00
Price incl. VAT.
184.00
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Bold
184.00
Price incl. VAT.
184.00
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Black
184.00
Price incl. VAT.
184.00
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Poster
184.00
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184.00
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Sombra Family
2,390.00 1,195.00
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2,390.00 1,195.00
50% Off. Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Thin
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Light
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Regular
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Medium
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Bold
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Black
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
Sombra Poster
459.99
Price incl. VAT.
459.99
Price incl. VAT.

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