Kostic Type Foundry

Argumentum

Thin UltraLight Light Regular Medium Bold Black Ultra
Italics & Small Caps included

The intention was to make a technical-looking sans with a warm feel to it, balanced between hard geometric shapes and friendly curves with slightly narrow endings. It is useful for a wide range of tasks, from combining the 8 weights with distinct italics in editorial design, setting multiple pages of text, making financial reports, to using the highly contrasted lights and blacks for display and packaging design.

Argumentum consists of a character set which supports both Western and Central European languages, and it has an extended set for monetary symbols. Each weight includes small caps, ligatures, proportional lining and oldstyle numbers, tabular figures, fractions and scientific superior/inferior figures
In December 2013 two new weights—Thin & Ultra (with italics)—were added to the set, small caps included.

Designed by Nikola Kostić.

01 Specimen

Six big devils from Japan quickly forgot how to waltz. Thin

“Who takin’ the ebonics quiz?”, the prof jovially axed. Thin Italic

Grumpy wizards make a toxic brew for the jovial queen. Ultralight

Sixty zips were quickly picked from the woven jute bag. Ultralight Italic

Big July earthquakes confound zany experimental vow. Light

Foxy parsons quiz and cajole the lovably dim wiki-girl. Light Italic

Six big devils from Japan quickly forgot how to waltz. Regular

“Who takin’ the ebonics quiz?”, the prof jovially axed. Italic

Grumpy wizards make a toxic brew for the jovial queen. Medium

Sixty zips were quickly picked from the woven jute bag. Medium Italic

Big July earthquakes confound zany experimental vow. Bold

Foxy parsons quiz and cajole the lovably dim wiki-girl. Bold Italic

Six big devils from Japan quickly forgot how to waltz. Black

“Who takin’ the ebonics quiz?”, the prof jovially axed. Black Italic

Grumpy wizards make a toxic brew for the jovial queen. Ultra

Sixty zips were quickly picked from the woven jute bag. Ultra Italic

Of all the things in this world that man has invented, nothing can compare to the alphabet. To be able to send to a friend or acquaintance, far away somewhere in the wide world, one’s thoughts on a piece of paper: to be able to read what others wrote two thousand years ago and to be able to write something that others will be able to read several thousand years later; that is a science almost transcending the bounds of the human mind, and one can say that whoever first invented it, was more God than man. The alphabet has opened the road to the human mind, enabling it to approach God to the limits of its possibilities. It was invented some four thousand years ago, and after its difficult and strange development it has become so easy that today there is no easier skill, and has spread so much in the world that at present in Europe there are peoples among whom there is no one who cannot read and write.

Headline made to stand OUT! Ultra

Prominent & Distinctive Light

Conspicuous Ultra Italic

Buttermilk Waltz? Light

OLYMPIC FEVER 2016 Light

The one reason to press “publish” Light

The Orinoco Goose Light

WEDNESDAY Light

Aftermath Light

The Strokes Light

02 OpenType features

178 › 178

Tabular numbers line up throughout the weights and both styles – even in Black, which is perfect for columns of data in financial reports. This also works with oldstyle figures.

5/8 › ⅝

Each weight includes a set of ready-made fractions accessible via the OpenType feature. There is also a full set of numerators and denominators for creating custom fractions.

H2O › H₂O

A set of superior/inferior figures for footnotes and scientific formulae is also included.

affinity

There is a set of 24 ligatures in each of the 16 fonts.

289 › 289

Oldstyle figures are included in the set. We like to use them because they do not disturb the visual flow of a long text like lining figures do.

₢ ₩ ₪

An extended set of monetary symbols can be a great asset when designing a financial report.

03 Language support

  • Basic Latin/English letters
  • West European diacritics
  • Central Europe
  • Baltic
  • Turkish
  • Romanian

Deuxième

Verhältnis

Mañana

Čekajući

04 Buying options

$320 Complete family

Argumentum

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$40 Singles

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