Revelant – when the reader becomes an observer
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…

Unconventional ideas require unconventional technical solutions. Some anchor points that are common to both layers must lying at unusual places.
 
3 layout options – additional layer bottom, additional layer above and without additional layer. 
Would you like an really exotic ligature? With prepared shapes for tall letters can easily make your custom ligatures. You can also notice that there are no exactly straight lines in the font.

Similarly works uppercase ligatures with small caps, but some of them need to be manually lifted to the caps height.

An interesting feature of italics are the dynamically curved stems. Characters „f“ and „j“ therefore have a tail inspired by blackletter typography.
Initial and terminal forms will give your text a hand-crafted spirit.
Whole base layer can work independently as a totally contrasted font.

Next step in development of this typeface would be creating a pure text version, which will really be suitable for small sizes and large amount of text. Then Revelant becomes a truly complex tool for any typesetting.

"Revelans" and "Revelture" – sketches for other possible family members. Maybe in future. 



Revelant – when the reader becomes an observer
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Revelant – when the reader becomes an observer

Double layered classical antiqua with a huge possibilities of eye-catching effects
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