Codec is a geometric sans serif type system, designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini with Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli. As in many contemporary typefaces whose design derives from the constructionist logic of Futura, letter shapes are defined by the small choices in the space between rigorous geometric perfection and minimal humanist corrections. But rather than solving this tension with a collection of arbitrary choices, Codec provides you with two coherent variant fonts built on the same base skeleton: Codec Cold and Codec Warm

In Codec Cold terminals are always cut parallel or perpendicular to the baseline, emphasizing geometry and giving the typeface a more constructed look, underlined by single storey letter design and minimum use of visual corrections. In Codec Warm, on the contrary, open diagonal cuts give the typeface a slightly more humanist look, and geometric constructions are often corrected to give the typeface a gentler, warmer text feeling. Both Codec Cold and Codec Warm come with a full set of accents for wide language coverage , including cyrillic and greek alphabets. Also, both feature open type options including small caps, eight sets of positional numerals and over a hundred variant ligature and alternate glyphs. 

These special ligatures, usually available as discretionary ligatures, have been made permanently active in two subfamilies of Codec Logo, created for display use and logo design. Codec Logo Cold makes the cold geometry alive with funky ligatures, while Codec Logo Warm randomly stretches characters: both allow for quick, unexpected solutions in logo design and display type treatment.

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