Blow

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 Thin
Blow Light
Blow Regular
Blow Medium
Blow Bold

Characteristic

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.

Unusual thin, almost fragile, diacritics lay over Blow’s letterbase. Nevertheless, through their wide width and precise shape, all diacritics remain strong and clearly visible.

OpenType Features

The key feature of Blow is the variety of alternates. You can easily select each alternate group through ‘styilistic set’ (01–03), or get the wildest typography with nice to types unique randomizer. Just activate ‘contextual alternates’ and have fun!

Of couse 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.

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Uppercase

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
ÁĂÂÄÀĀĄÅÃÆĆČÇĈĊĎĐÐÉĔĚÊËĖÈĒĘĞĜĢĠĦĤÍĬÎÏİÌĪĮĨĴĶĹĽĻĿŁŃŇŅŊÑÓŎÔÖÒŐŌØǾÕŒÞŔŘŖŚŠŞŜȘƏŦŤŢȚÚŬÛÜÙŰŪŲŮŨŴÝŶŸŹŽŻ

Lowercase

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
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Uppercase Alternates 01

ABCDEGHJKLMNQRSTUVWXYZ
ÁĂÂÄÀĀĄÅÃÆĆČÇĈĊÐĎĐÉĔĚÊËĖÈĒĘĞĜĢĠĦĤĴĶĹĽĻĿŁŃŇŅŊÑOEŔŘŖŚŠŞŜȘŦŤŢȚÚŬÛÜÙŰŪŲŮŨŴÝŶŸŹŽŻ

Lowercase Alternates 01

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áăâäàāąåãæćčçĉċďđéĕěêëėèēęğĝģġħĥķĺľļŀłńňņŋñœþŕřŗśšşŝșŧťţțúŭûüùűūųůũŵýŷÿźžż

Uppercase Alternates 02

ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRTUVWYZ
ÁĂÂÄÀĀĄÅÃĆČÇĈĊÐĎĐÉĔĚÊËĖÈĒĘĞĜĢĠĦĤĴĶĹĽĻĿŁNŇŅŊÑÞŔŘŖŦŤŢȚÚŬÛÜÙŰŪŲŮŨŴÝŶŸŹŽŻ

Lowercase Alternates 02

abcdefghijkmnpqrstuvwxyz
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Uppercase Alternates 03

ABEFGHIJKLNOPRTV
ÁĂÂÄÀĀĄÅÃÆÉĔĚÊËĖÈĒĘĞĜĢĠĦĤÍĬÎÏİÌĪĮĨĴĶĹĽĻĿŁŃŇŅÑÓŎÔÖÒŐŌØǾÕŒÞŔŘŖŦŤŢȚ

Lowercase Alternates 03

abdefghijklmpqrtuvwxyz
áăâäàāąåãæďđéĕěêëėèēęğĝģġħĥķĺľļŀłœŕřŗŧťţțúŭûüùűūųůũŵýŷÿźžż

Superior Lowercase

Habcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

Figures Standard

00123456789

Figures Tabular

00123456789

Figure Alternates

00111223334445556667778999

Figure Alternate Tabular

00111223334445556667778999

Inferiors

H00123456789

Denominators

H00123456789

Numerators

H00123456789

Superscript

H00123456789

Standard Fractions

½¼¾

Circled Figures

Punctation Standard

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Punctation Tabular

.,:;()[]{}·

Punctation Case

¡¿/\-‑­«»()[]{}

Punctation Ornaments

Currencies Standard/Tabular

฿¢¤$ƒ£¥
฿¢¤$ƒ£¥

Symbols Math

+×÷=><±~¬%%^°|¦µ

Symbols Standard

@@&&&&§©®

Symbols Greek

ΑΒΓΔΕΩΜΠαβγεδμπω

Symbols Geometric

Arrows Standard/Alternate Arrows

Supported Languages

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

Blow Specimen

Trials

If you want to test out Blow, please send me an email with information about your project and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Typeface Blow
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.