NewsSans was planned and designed as an extensive type system to allow for as much variety and flexibility as possible in any given typographic context. In total, 18 masters were hand-drawn to achieve the style bandwidth, from compressed to extended and hairline to black. The additional middle (Regular) masters made it possible to control contrast and design features throughout all styles.
NewsSans is a multi-tool typeface system incorporating no fewer than 90 styles. It was designed to allow a maximum range of visual shades when creating a typographic look, effortlessly ranging from loud and expressive, to subtle and reserved. The large x-height combined with low ascenders and descenders allows for tight and efficient designs. All sharp corners were trimmed off to add character and a nuance of extra space.
NewsSans’ strokes link humanist curves with ‘American Grotesque’ details and solid square stems. The system contains nine weights from hairline to black, and five widths from compressed to extended, each accompanied by a proper italic.
NewsSans is optimized (hinted) for best screen performance. Each font contains more than 700 glyphs and sophisticated OpenType features i.e.: Small caps, various numeral formats and ligatures.