Blow is a dynamic sans serif in five weights. Rooted in medieval style, Blow shifts from firm forms into smooth curves and waves. For each alphabet and figures, numerous alternates come in three steps, taking the idea of hard and soft forms with each step a bit further.
Blow ranges from graphical strengths to dynamic elegance. While the main stroke remains linear, the soft curves alternate with strong straight lines, merging into each other and forming the unique characteristics of Blow in all of its five weights. Letters like the lowercase ‘n’ unite both areas in the default characterset beforehand, while other forms emerge within their alternates: For example, the straight stems of the uppercase ‘A’ slightly curve inward, outward, just to transition into a streamlined form. Purposefully used, Blow allows the designer to have a lot of options to work with.
Unusually thin, almost fragile, diacritics lay over Blow’s letterbase. In contrast to all round and heavy forms, the diacritics help Blow to remain fresh. Nevertheless, through their wide width and precise shape, all diacritics remain strong and clearly visible.
The key feature of Blow is the variety of alternates. You can easily select each alternate group through ‘stylistic set’ (01–03), or get the wildest typography with nice to types unique randomizer. Just activate ‘contextual alternates’ and have fun!
Of course Blow doesn’t lack of nice to types standard features like superior lowercase and figures, as well as tabular figures and tabular punctuation marks. You just have to make sure that your application or browser supports OpenType technology.
Blow’s energy doesn’t stop at its upper- and lowercase alternates: All alternate figures can be set in tabular layouts, too. So if your next business report needs a fresh breeze, you’re ready to go.
Uppercase Alternates 01
Lowercase Alternates 01
Uppercase Alternates 02
Lowercase Alternates 02
Uppercase Alternates 03
Lowercase Alternates 03
Figure Alternate Tabular
Arrows Standard/Alternate Arrows
Glyph Order and Preglyphs
All nice to type fonts provide a structured glyph order with special preglyphs for a better overview – just choose ‘CID / GID’ instead of ‘Unicode’ in your Glyphs overview. To save webspace and loading time webfonts don’t come with preglyphs.
Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Comorian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Flemish, French, Gaelic, Gagauz, German, Gikuyu, Gilbertese/Kiribati, Haitian-Creole, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Kashubian, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba/Ciluba/Kasai, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marquesan, Moldovan/Romanian, Montenegrin, Nauruan, Ndebele, Norwegian, Oromo, Palauan/Belauan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Sami, Samoan, Sango, Serbian, Sesotho, Setswana, Seychellois-Creole, Swazi, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Tetum, Tok-Pisin, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Uzbek, Wallisian, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Zulu
nice to type trials come with a reduced character set in two
formats: PostScript flavoured OpenType Fonts (.otf) and WOFF2 (.woff2) for web use. nice
to type’s unique preglyphs are also included – please have a look above.
Depending on the typeface, a few OpenType might be supported, such as
alternate letter shapes or the randomize feature.
Designed by Yanik Hauschild
Design support by Gabriel Richter
Published in 2019
Fontproduction by Christoph Koeberlin
OpenType feature support by Alphabet Type
Blow is a trademark of nice to type
Copyright © 2019 by nice to type – Gabriel Richter. All rights reserved.