What is the Urge Text™ font?
It started with an italic, or to be more precise, half an italic. The slanted styles of Urge Text exhibit a certain bipolarity, the tops of glyphs having a standard italic form, the bottoms of glyphs being more Roman in their construction. This sturdy footing really locks the italics to the baseline, making them very legible while still being distinct from the uprights. The same bipolar approach didn’t work very well in upright styles, so the Romans are more toned down.
Ranging from the almost monoline, Egyptian style light weights to higher contrast ‘Modern’ bolds, there is much potential for use in typographically demanding scenarios. More…
The family consists of six weights, normal and condensed widths, all with italics, making a total of 24 fonts; it’s a highly usable text typeface with an array of OpenType features.
All styles include small caps, multiple figure styles (proportional- and tabular-, oldstyle and lining, small cap proportional figures, numerators, denominators, superscript and subscript), standard ligatures, alternate forms (stylistic sets), automatic fractions, case sensitive forms, and a handy (perhaps!) ‘percent off’ ligature in the discretionary ligatures feature.
This is Schizotype’s most ambitious release to date, with great language support and mathematical symbols. Urge Text should prove to be a useful addition to your typographic arsenal.
Urge Text™ Font families
The Urge Text™ includes the following font families:
- Urge Text ExtraLight
- Urge Text ExtraLight Italic
- Urge Text Light
- Urge Text Light Italic
- Urge Text
- Urge Text Italic
- Urge Text SemiBold
- Urge Text SemiBold Italic
- Urge Text Bold
- Urge Text Bold Italic
- Urge Text Black
- Urge Text Black Italic
- Urge Text ExtraLight Condensed
- Urge Text ExtraLight Italic Condensed
- Urge Text Light Condensed
- Urge Text Light Italic Condensed
- Urge Text Condensed
- Urge Text Italic Condensed
- Urge Text SemiBold Condensed
- Urge Text SemiBold Italic Condensed
- Urge Text Bold Condensed
- Urge Text Bold Italic Condensed
- Urge Text Black Condensed
- Urge Text Black Italic Condensed
Urge Text™ Preview
Here is a preview of how Urge Text™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.