Coline, typeface family（Type Design）
Coline is a typeface family especially designed to fit pocket-books’ layout. Its seven typefaces are structured in three sets: Coline première, Coline Cursive and Coline Extrême. Three variations growing from a sturdy pure roman to a nearly handwritten design. From the classical reason to the romantic mind.
The three variants and their weights allow a large range of variations and contrasts to extend the conventional opposition roman/italic. A freedom of combinations allied with a compact letter design for space saving.
The name “Coline” comes from Simon De Colines, active in Paris during the first half of the sixteenth century, one of the first french printer to publish cheap small-format books for students.