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Rion Font

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RionDesigner: Barbara Bigosińska
Publisher: Indian Type Foundry
Created by Barbara Bigosińska, Rion is a serif font household. This typeface has twelve styles and was released by Indian Type Foundry.

Rion is a high-contrast 'contemporary', or Didone-style typeface household, with a calligraphic grow. It is intended for typesetting headings in editorial design settings, as well as signage, the bigger texts in exhibit graphics, or any other place where you need big, elegant-looking type. Rion takes motivation both from straight-axis nineteenth century typefaces and pointed-pen calligraphy. Its letterforms include a high degree of stroke-contrast; this provides an appearance of elegance. The family consists of 6 weights, varying in style from Light through Black. Each weight has both an upright font style and an italic available. The font styles' default characters are proportionally-spaced oldstyle figures. Lining figures are also available, through an OpenType feature. Rion's characters are all a bit condensed; this narrow feeling is particularly present in the typefaces' uppercase letters. The ascenders of the lowercase letters increase somewhat above the tops of the capitals. In the upright font styles, the 'a' and the 'g' are double-storied. In the italics, they are single-storied. Each font includes small caps, and 13 f-ligatures, too. Unique characters in the fonts-- such as the hashtag and the @- sign, as well several punctuation marks and mathematical glyphs-- are drawn with thin, monolinear hairline strokes, enabling them to vanish into the background somewhat, and let the genuine alphabetic characters shine more plainly. Rion is the work of Barbara Bigosinska, a Polish type designer living in the Netherlands, who is a graduate of the MA Type & & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

Font Family:
· Rion Extra Light
· Rion Extra Light Italic
· Rion Light
· Rion Light Italic
· Rion Regular
· Rion Italic
· Rion Medium
· Rion Medium Italic
· Rion Bold
· Rion Bold Italic
· Rion Black
· Rion Black Italic

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