Conceived by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione specifically for intensive editorial use in newspapers, magazines, and digital media, Abril is a type family of two worlds. Abril Text takes its inspiration from both 19th century slab serifs and Scotch Roman typefaces. This heritage makes the text darker and with less contrast than the display, which is exactly what each needs.
The letterforms of Abril Text makes it a great type family for newspapers, pocket books, annual reports, and magazines. In terms of space economy, Abril Text competes head to head with such newspaper classics as Utopia and Nimrod, but features a more contemporary look and feel.
Improving upon the classics, Abril Text includes a full set of small caps with numbers and punctuation. The Abril family consists of 10 text styles and 12 display styles, all of them containing the standard TypeTogether character set that supports over 50 languages.
Abril has dual use in printed and digital environments, so it has consistently been used for top websites and editorials since its introduction. The complete Abril family, along with our entire catalogue, has been optimised for today’s varied screen uses.
Abril Text and all others Abril families are available through an open source license. You are free to use it in your Typekit account just like any other font in the Typekit library.See the TypeKit page for this font