The BHV family is a rather unconventional coalition, containing various weights of a monolinear grotesque and a corresponding serif in text and display styles. They all share a common grid-based skeleton resulting in some odd letter shapes with emphasized links.
While the serif styles follow a more traditional approach and try to fulfill at least some legibility conventions, the grotesque almost always creates pattern-like lines. Because of the unfixed x-height, texts set in lowercase and uppercase differ drastically in terms of texture.
BHV will always stick out cause of its oddities; use it big and in certain spots where you want to have the focus on. Take advantage of the ligatures and alternates for maximum stylistic effect. Combine it with a neutral typeface to highlight single letters or words in identities and layouts. Or just go crazy and use it like a pattern!
The monolinear styles of BHV come with some decorative ligatures and case sensitive forms. Its serif counterpart puts some more ligatures on top, plus providing some alternates and oldstyle figures.
Thanks to the coverage of the Latin-Extended-A Unicode range, the BHV family supports most modern Latin languages. Actually, containing some additional accented glyphs, you can set text in 215 languages. If you still think your language isn't supported, you can look up the full list below or in the specimen.
BHV comes with 461 glyphs for the monolinear Grotesque styles and 551 glyphs for both Serif styles — both covering the Latin Extended-A Unicode range and providing fancy ligatures. The Serif styles come with some additional alternate letters to control oddity and legibility.
To get an overview of the full glyph set, all styles, OpenType-Features and text samples you can download the specimen below.
To get a complete overview of all features, the glyph set and range of cuts you can download the specimen. It is designed to work not only for information on screen, but to be printed out to get an impression of appearence in different sizes on paper.
You can also go straight to testing the typefaces in your favorite layout program: Our test fonts package can be downloaded for free and contains all of our previously published typefaces!