NEW PRECIOUS SANS TWO FONTS RELEASED

 

Precious Sans Two font family

 

As you may have read in a previous post we've been beavering away for quite a while on the remastering of our old Precious Sans typeface. We’re delighted to announce that Precious Sans Two is finally here and if you're quick you'll be able to grab a copy at 25% off until the end of February 2014.

Precious Sans Two is a complete reworking of the original 2002 design which was only ever available in PostScript format. Over a decade later G-Type’s Nick Cooke decided the time was right to re-appraise the typeface, scrutinise the old letterforms and make some important adjustments. Make no mistake though, Precious Sans Two is no rudimentary re-release; nearly every character has been redrawn, re-proportioned, respaced and generally improved. Not so much revived as revamped.

 

Precious Sans Two glyph modifications

 

The original Precious Sans (directly below) was well received at the time and sold steadily but certain quirkier characteristics, the extended lower case ‘f’ for instance, or the binocular ‘g’, were perhaps too prominent and a little distracting. Abbreviated terminals on the ‘a’ and ‘s’ also made the first Precious incarnation less appealing when used as bodytext, thus restricting its primary usage to headlines and display setting.

Second time around the major overhaul has not only addressed the limitations of the original but made huge improvements right across the board. 

 

Original Precious Sans font

 

Precious Sans Two is now available in OpenType format for the first time, with extended Latin language support for Western & Central Europe, the Baltic States & Turkey. The original quirkier glyphs (I, f, g) have been retained as an extra OT style set and the typeface now contains small caps and an extensive set of discretionary ligatures as well as proportional and tabular figures.

The character set is further enhanced with the addition of 20 directional single and double arrows in each of the six weights which range from Thin through to Black, all with accompanying italics. 

 

Precious Sans Two arrows

Precious Sans Two font styles

Precious Sans 2 fonts

 

Precious Sans Two is a distinctively modern typeface, well equipped for advanced typographic use in print, web and digital publishing environments. 

Have a play with the new fonts below and compare against other G-Type favourites. For a more extensive test drive go to the Precious Sans Two master font page. A free PDF specimen is also available to download.