Most of the antique typefaces in history has been created to be as inconspicuous as possible. It’s logical because reading a long text would make every exhibition annoying. Different situation is with display and headline types, where antiques usually don’t belong.
And here comes the change – new layered antiqua which is straight intended to playing and be noticeable. Naturally, Revelant is best feels the huge sizes, where precise details stand out. "Display" qualities were also increased by a slight narrowing of the characters and tight spacing. The finesse of design goes to very edge – to the sharpest possible tip. Two layers are fitting to each other with 100% accuracy, no matter how close you look.
revel = celebration, hedonism, enjoyment
revelation = exposure (of inner structure)
ant = antiqua
Consistency of serifs or terminals is intentionally broken – concave and convex mixed together. This diversity keeps the eye focused and forces the viewer to explore shapes more than to read. Properly used can create a big eye-catching effect that can itself replace the illustration. Many specialties as swashes, discretionary ligatures or initial/terminal forms supported this vivid impression. With Revelant you can simply produce a stunning antique letterings with just a few clicks.
How it works:
1) type your text with Revelant Core
2) copy and paste into the same place
3) switch upper text to Revelant Cover
4) play with colors, shadows, opacity, gradients, motions…