Paneuropa 1931 is a faithful recreation of XX-century Polish classic, made by Idzikowski foundry in Warsaw, 1931. Original Paneuropa was a renowned and highly popular typeface in XX-century Poland, and was widely used in all kinds of design, editorial use and printed materials for decades.
Paneuropa is a geometric, clean and versatile font family inspired by Paul Renner’s famous Futura – it is a bit narrower, with different proportions and details in drawing, completely different figures and punctuation shapes than Futura. It is an interesting and refreshing alternative to Futura with its own distinct personality and a subtle authentic vintage flavour.
Paneuropa 1931 contains separate styles for display and large sizes as well as styles for small text sizes – differing in spacing and the softness of letterforms. The family features an original Paneuropa Double font – a beautiful inline style for headlines and display use. The whole family is completed with added missing inbetween styles as well as italics. The original subfamily set is available for purchase and it contains solely the original Paneuropa styles (Thin, Regular, Bold, Text Regular, Text Italic, Double).
Paneuropa 1931 characteristics:
letter shapes and proportions are very faithful to the original, keeping its idiosycrasies and inconsistenciesspacing and kerning are carefully adjusted in order to achieve the colour of the original fonts, keeping maximum possible consistency – a compromise between authentic vintage feel and legible consistent text colour (for hardcore users: just turn off the kerning)weights precisely matching the original (Thin, Regular, Bold, Text Regular, Text Italic, Double), inbetween weights were added (Light, Demi Bold, as well as missing italic styles)italic angle faithful to the original (8 degrees)softened corners help achieving the character of old imprecise printeddisplay styles for big sizes are sharper and have tight spacing, text styles have softer shapes (recreating small print imperfect print) and broader spacing for use in paragraph text (spacing in both display and text styles matches the original as well)original style names in Polish for devices with Polish set as their primary language
The family is very versatile. The Inline style as well as bold and thin weights are perfect for headlines and display use, other styles works wonderfully as paragraph text.
Paneuropa 1931 consists of 18 fonts – 5 display weights with corresponding italics + 3 text weights with corresponding italics + 2 inline styles (for big and small print sizes). It has extended support for latin languages, as well as broad number of OpenType features, such as case sensitive forms, fractions, superscript and subscript, ordinals, currencies and symbols.