Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2011—Cala by Dieter Hofrichter

Typographica recently announced their list of the best typefaces of 2011. Stephen Coles invited me to be one of the critics and—from the list of typefaces he offered me—I chose Cala by Dieter Hofrichter to discuss. There were a number of typefaces on the list that appealed to me, including several by Hofrichter. In the end I selected Cala because 1. it was a Venetian Oldstyle face, an historically important category of type that has been on the wane since the heyday of William Morris; and 2. it was an OpenType face that was not burdened by an excess of unnecessary glyphs. For the full review go to the Typographica website. And while you’re there, enjoy the other typefaces chosen as the best of 2011. It was a good year.