The Neptun family is an exploration of early German sans serif typefaces that challenge today’s visual habits with their warm and playful shapes. These characteristics are represented in various ways in this functional superfamily, building a typographic bridge to modern times.
Neptun Nord is a nod to Venus Grotesk, creating a friendly and retro aesthetic with extreme proportions, pointed terminals and narrow widths. Neptun Süd interprets those values in a modern way: wider forms and familiar proportions, but with punctual breakouts.
As usual, added features allow for adaptation to your needs — for example, simplified alternatives for better spacing, rounded punctuation, or initial swashes. The 2 stylistic directions, 7 weights and 7 widths allow for a wide range of use, including reading text and display usage. Furthermore, with the help of variable font technology, all parameters can be seamlessly adjusted, so you can pick the perfect mix of grotesque fonts from then and now — yourself!
All styles of the Neptun family come with essential features for editorial and branding usage — speaking of alternates, ligatures, case-sensitive forms and various figure styles.
Thanks to the coverage of the Latin-Extended-A Unicode range the Neptun 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.
Neptun comes with 727 glyphs, covering the Latin Extended-A Unicode Range, alternates for »a«, »r« and »y«, rounded punctuation, ligatures and capital swashes.
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!