The name of »Sinews Sans« deduces from the same-titled word »sinews«, the fibrous connective tissue to compound muscle to bone. Analogue this dynamic is part of every letter – a geometric constructed squarish armature is coverd by decent curves and arcs.
The typeface was planned to be used for technical but human approach, for example in editorial or identity design.
Subtle inflexions in the diagonal strokes arrange more vitality into the rather static mono-lined font and increase – decent but sensible – the obtuse angles. In general, all glyphs have modern proportions and appear in a way condensed. Legibility is optimized by the wide open counters.
Beside the technical charm the »Sinews Sans« has a small characteristic revealing in display font sizes: Some of its glyphs have truncated and cutted off edges to emphasise the technical character once again. Further the cut off edges are placed to create fine grey values.
As well the »Sinews Sans« has a true italic, within nearly every glyph of the whole font was re-drawn. The decent curved diagonals in the slanted font variant are revisited and amplified in a handwritten impression.
The OpenType-font is working for all European languages and contains small-caps, a lot of currency signs, fractions, lining-, uppercase- and tabular figures, denominators and numerators, alternate figures plus arrows and several symbols.
Sinews Sans Pro has an extended Latin character set and covers the following code pages: ISO 8859-1 Western European (Latin 1); ISO 8859-2 Central European (Latin 2); ISO 8859-3 South European (Latin 3); ISO 8859-4, IOS 8859-13 Baltic (Latin 4 and 7); ISO 8859-9 Turkish (Latin 5); ISO 8859-10 Scandinavian (Latin 6)
Also a »Sinews Script« is envisaged, to extend the shapes of »Sinews Sans italic« in a playful manner.
- Sinews Sans Pro Hairline
- Sinews Sans Pro Hairline Italic
- Sinews Sans Pro Thin
- Sinews Sans Pro Thin Italic
- Sinews Sans Pro Light
- Sinews Sans Pro Light Italic
- Sinews Sans Pro Regular
- Sinews Sans Pro Regular Italic
- Sinews Sans Pro Medium
- Sinews Sans Pro Medium Italic
- Sinews Sans Hairline italic