Adelle

While Adelle is a slab serif for intensive editorial use, its personality and flexibility make it a true multipurpose typeface, especially on the web. The unobtrusive appearance, excellent texture, and slightly dark colour allow it to behave flawlessly in continuous text, even in the most unforgiving applications. As it becomes larger in print, Adelle shows its personality through a series of measured particularities which make it easy to remember and identify. Adelle is a versatile and authoritative slab serif with no shortage of personality.

  • Third prize, 2009 Granshan Type Design Competition
  • Gold, 2010 European Design Awards
  • Ukrainian typeface competition, 2010
  • Rutenia Calligraphy & Typography Festival Exhibition, 2010
  • 2011 Type Directors Club Tokyo Exhibition
  • Communication Arts 2011 Typography Annual
  • Yearbook of Type I, 2013
  • «Call for Type» and subsequent book Neue Schriften

Independence Day: Resurgence

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The aliens are back, and they want… more of the same thing they wanted before—maybe!

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Not that it matters, really. “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the sequel you probably didn’t want or need to the 1996 smash-hit blockbuster, is all about the spectacle. And yes, all massive summer disaster pictures are like that—especially when they come from director Roland Emmerich, returning from the original “Independence Day.” Shock and awe are his bread and butter.

But “Resurgence” feels even more shiny and empty than most of these kinds of films. It’s not completely terrible, even though 20th Century Fox’s decision not to screen it for critics before opening day would suggest as much.

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It’s just dull and hollow—a massive waste of time and money. The characters are flimsy, the dialogue is stilted and the amount of destruction is ridiculous, even if that’s all pretty typical for the brand of blockbusters inspired by Emmerich’s 1996 hit.

You go see a movie like “Independence Day” for the visceral thrills, but here, they're in woefully short supply. Because so many movies have come along in the past two decades featuring this kind of high-tech annihilation, “Resurgence” feels like a glossy copy of the sort of blockbuster we’ve watched countless times before. Entire cities get sucked up into the sky and dropped back down again.

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The Backstory

Adelle

A versatile and authoritative slab serif with no shortage of personality.

Adelle is a slab serif typeface conceived by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione specifically for intensive editorial use, mainly in newspapers, magazines, and online. Its personality and flexibility make it a true multipurpose typeface and its superior screen rendering and cross-platform consistency has made it one of our most popular webfonts.

Adelle's intermediate weights deliver a neutral look when used in text sizes, providing the usual robustness expected in a newspaper font. The unobtrusive appearance, excellent texture, and slightly dark colour allow it to behave flawlessly in continuous text, even in the most unforgiving editorial applications. As it becomes larger in print, Adelle shows its personality through a series of measured particularities which make it easy to remember and identify. Its energetic character, so inherent to slab serif fonts, becomes evident when used for subheadings and headlines.

A condensed series of seven weights with matching italics expand Adelle’s possibilities. This extension provides flexible solutions in situations where saving space is vital but losing legibility is not an option. The condensed series shares the same personality, proportions, and skeleton of the Adelle family, creating an harmonious texture when combined.

All 14 styles support Cyrillic and monotonic Greek script languages. To ensure typographic adherence to current trends in each script, Russian designer Alexandra Korolkova consulted on the Cyrillic script and Greek expert Irene Vlachou designed the Greek script. The complete Adelle family, along with our entire catalogue, has been optimised for today’s varied screen uses.

Be sure to check out the companion to Adelle — Adelle Sans — to complete the look of your design with the intended personality and flexibility.