Schijn: For written gemstones
When your writings are true jewels, it’s good to have the typeface to back it up. Just for those moments, Typarture has created Schijn: a typeface full of shining facets, that reveal the hidden gems of your writings. With endless layering possibilities and two styles (Rough and Cut) you will be able to step into the boots of a jewelcutter and make your words sparkle.
More than shiny facets
Schijn is a gemstone font unlike any other, it’s a typeface that encompasses the entire process of a faceted gemstone: From being mined to being cut and finally sold to a buyer. The letterforms and dingbats of Schijn explore the chasm between exertion and extravagance: creating a layer of storytelling and making Schijn more than just a shiny bauble.
Schijn includes many alternate characters, has small capitals & old style numerals and supports all European Latin languages. Finally, the full Schijn package includes a variable version of the Cut weight, and color fonts versions for the Cut and Rough styles.
Depth in layers
Each character has carefully cut facets, enhancing rhythm, while the short ascenders, descenders, low capital height and chiselled counters maximize the letter’s surface, giving each glyph a strong refraction and lustre. The various layer styles of Schijn make multicoloured typography a breeze: Layer inner and filled shapes, or combine highlights and shadows and create vibrant visuals.
And if you have a change of heart? All styles of Schijn use the same dimensions, which allows you to easily make adjustments: Want to roughen up your words, or just focus on shadows? Your typesetting will remain intact while the visuals change.
Cutting edge chisels
Schijn glitters with Opentype features: offering small capitals, alternate glyph shapes and tabular/old-style numerals. Next to this, cutting edge font technology is included in the complete Schijn package: With a variable font version of the Cut style that has an adjustable chisel height, and a color font of both the Rough and Cut styles.
Beyond the A-to-Z
And finally. Schijn goes beyond the alphabet: Each style includes a set of detailed dingbats, relating to each different style. From the world of the shallow high-society 1% to the roughness of mining work. The dingbats don’t hide the world behind the gemstone, but highlight the sharp contrast between toil and the spoils.
Schijn is a typeface full of hidden gems, both literally and figuratively.