Palast Text
Palast Text DS
Explore the Palast type family — A versatile Serif type family with optical sizes.

Palast is a type system of three size-specific optical sub-families: Palast Poster, Palast Display & Palast Text. Palast Poster is intended for use in extra large sizes, at which the extreme contrast between thick and thin strokes looks spot on. Palast Display is designed for headlines, medium sizes and short text. Palast Text has the lowest contrast of the three optical sizes, making it perfect for long texts in small sizes. The Palast type system comes in one variable font family that includes all optical sizes, bringing total flexibility to the user.

All 12 Styles
Aa
Thin
Aa
Thin Italic
Aa
Light
Aa
Light Italic
Aa
Regular
Aa
Regular Italic
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Medium
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Medium Italic
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Bold
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Bold Italic
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Black
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Black Italic

Les prestations sont exceptionnelles

THE NEW TOWERS ARE HIGHER

Public entertainment or exhibitions

HERE IN THE GOLDEN HOUSE

Une restauration de haut niveau

A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE

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With a Desktop License, you can install the font software on a fixed number of computers and use it for graphics, print or products.

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    Collection Pack – 3 Families / 36 Styles
  • The Palast Collection
    Includes all 36 Styles: Palast Text, Palast Display, Palast Poster + Variable Font Format
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  • Family Pack - All 12 Styles
  • Palast Text Family
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With a Web License, you can use the font software on a website within the given page views. Web fonts can not be installed on your computer.

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    Collection Pack – 3 Families / 36 Styles
  • The Palast Collection
    Includes all 36 Styles: Palast Text, Palast Display, Palast Poster + Variable Font Format
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  • Palast Text Light
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  • Palast Text Regular
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With an App License, you can include the font software in a mobile application with a defined maximum number of downloads.

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    Collection Pack – 3 Families / 36 Styles
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    Includes all 36 Styles: Palast Text, Palast Display, Palast Poster
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  • Palast Text Thin
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  • Palast Text Light
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    Collection Pack – 3 Families / 36 Styles
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Palast Text
Palast’s precision and its optical adjustments

Palast bridges the gap between a systematically constructed serif typeface that follows mathematically precise stems and curves on the one hand and the optical corrections required to achieve a balanced typeface on the other. We established design rules early on that would guide us through the design process. Before we could explore rhythm and dimentions with control characters »H« and »O«, we defined the default serifs.

The design of Palast can be categorized as a transitional serif – similar to Caslon or Baskerville – in-between renaissance and neoclassic designs with geometric influences. It combines the best of two worlds: The display quality of modern types and the text qualities of oldstyle faces like Garamond or Jenson.

Right from the start we systematically defined standard stem weights for vertical and horizontal stems in round segments, in straight segments and for the serifs. Legibility (the recognizability of letters) and readability (the equilibrium of shapes in text) were always a number one priority, so we had to establish systematic exceptions to these rules in the process. We wanted to create an elegant typeface with contrast, so we optically adjusted serifs and horizontal stems in order to avoid the stiff look of low-contrast slab serif typefaces. While the thin weights followed rather clear design principles and therefore needed less optical adjusting, the bolder weights required more corrections in order to balance the overall appearance of the text and to optimize legibility.

The relationship between serifs and attitude.

We had a lot of discussions about the serifs — which letters need serifs? Which shape of serifs work well and which do not? Do we need ball terminals? — Just to name a few of the questions that started these discussions. Our conclusion of these discussions was that more serifs and carefully drawn details are helping to achieve a classy look in big sizes. During this phase we searched for details that add character — this extra spin and elegant appearance — and kept in mind that the design decisions should never interfere with functionality and legibility. Letters like »C«, »G« or »S« have seriffed endings which can also be found in fonts like Caslon or other neoclassic high-contrast typefaces like Bodoni or Didot.

Some of the surprising, unseen shapes we came up with in the design process can be found in the top of the »t« or the top serifs in »l«, which is also present in »b« »d« »h« and »k«. We came up with different designs for several letters and discussed which letters need serifs and which could benefit from looking simpler without serifs.

Throughout the design process we tried a variety of different solutions for the serifs on letters like »c« for example. Changing the top serif in »c« to a ball or a half drop had a huge impact on the overall appearance of Palast. And of course changing the »c« to a half drop terminal also impacted other letter like the lowercase »a« for example.

Palast characteristics at one glance.
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1 — Contrast
The contrast between thick and thin bits is very high in Palast Poster, which results in an elegant, exclusive appearance.

Thanks to the influence of calligraphy, italics can have a lot of different personalities.

Drawing italics for a serif face starts with the question: Do we want the italics to blend in with the text or stand out? Historical models often went for drastically narrower proportions and different curve tension to emphasize the difference between roman and italic. These italics felt rather aggressive to us and that is why we took a different route with the italics.

We wanted an italic with a warm feel and a contemporary look that is different enough for emphasizing text, but goes along well with the roman. The italic shows clear influences from handwriting and adds a human touch to the Palast family.

The result is a very crisp, timeless and classy italic. The proportions are slightly narrower than the proportions of the roman and it adds another nuanced voice to the Palast family.


Optical sizes for each design purpose.
Optical sizes for each design purpose.

A high contrast font is normally designed for use at large sizes. When using a high contrast typeface in small sizes the thin parts and the fine details are getting too thin to be rendered or printed and the result would be a terrible reading experience. We did not want to compromise on the high contrast of the Poster styles, so we designed a version optimized for small sizes. We changed the stroke contrast, worked on the details and on the proportions to
optimize the reading rhythm. We made sure that each letter and each detail look best at each specific style, so that the letters will always be rendered and printed nicely. In the process we decided to add a Display family that sits between the Text and the Poster family, optimized for headlines and short texts. This results in a type system of three optical sizes and 36 fonts in total.

Seamless flow between weights and optical sizes.

The Palast variable font unites the three Palast font families Poster, Display and Text in one file. With this at hand, users have complete control over all of the weight instances at any optical size for all their specific needs. In 2021 all modern browsers support the WOFF2 variable web fonts and the major Adobe apps like Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop support the variable desktop TTF fonts. Compared to static desktop fonts, there are a three big differences: (1) All weights and optical sizes are stored in one file. (2) Intermediate styles can be interpolated. (3) The file size of a whole font family with more than 16 possible styles is similar to 2-3 single font styles

The Palast Type Specimen.

OpenType Features – or what else you can do with it, besides designing your next corporate design.

Palast not only has an extended character set to support the most common latin based languages, but also a rich OpenType feature support. The OpenType features enable excellent typography for the users in all modern layout applications.

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Ligatures

If two letters have the nature to collide when used in combination a ligature is needed to solve this unwanted event. Ligatures are especially designed solutions for such letter combinations. This font contains a set of ligatures which are automatically substituted as soon as these letter combinations are typed in.

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Fractions

If fractions are needed anywhere an OpenType code makes sure that if you type any numbers combined with a slash between a fraction will automatically be substituted.

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Subscript

A subscript is a character that is set slightly below the normal line of type. They are used in formulas, mathematical expressions, and specifications of chemical compounds and isotopes, but can have many other uses as well. These characters are not simply ordinary characters reduced in size – to keep them visually consistent with the rest of the font, they are slightly heavier than a reduced-size character would be.

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Oldstyle Figures

When lining figures are used in a reading text they often produce a visual stretch in the text and disturb the grey value. It has the same effect if you use ALL CAPS in a text. One solution could be to make the numbers slightly smaller and give them some more space in-between. The other, more elegant way is to use the old style figures, they have ascenders and descenders like the lower case letters and will fit seamlessly in the text.

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Tabular Figures

In addition to the normal lining figures, the fonts contain a set of tabular figures. This means that all numbers have the same width, which is useful for setting up invoices, tables or every other task where the figures should have a structured appearance among themselves.

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Superscript

A superscript is a character that is set slightly above the line of type. It has the same weight and size like a subscript character. They are also used in formulas, mathematical expressions and text references, but can have many other uses as well.

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Ornaments

Additionally to the letters this font family contains a big set of ornaments, borders, catchwords and symbols fitting to the characteristics of the typeface. The user can combine text and ornament elements keeping a homogenous design language. Here is a small selection:


What’s inside? Character Set Overview
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Palast Text has 420 characters and supports 104 languages:

Latin: Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Comorian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Flemish, French, Gaelic, Gagauz, German, Gikuyu, Gilbertese/Kiribati, Haitian-Creole, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Kashubian, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba/Ciluba/Kasai, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marquesan, Moldovan/Romanian, Montenegrin, Nauruan, Ndebele, Norwegian, Oromo, Palauan/Belauan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Sami, Samoan, Sango, Serbian, Sesotho, Setswana, Seychellois-Creole, Swazi, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Tetum, Tok-Pisin, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Uzbek, Wallisian, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Zulu. Cyrillic: Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chechen, Macedonian, Ossetic, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Uzbek.

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