Rupe - Primarily designed as a display font, although it has the legibility of a body text font as well, this highly stylised
font takes the efficiency of GHW Dukandar - eliminating any part of a character that does not help to differentiate it from other characters (such
as between ਮ and ਸ) but with the overriding requirement that it is still legible with as little effort as possible - and formalises it
into a clean, consistent font.
The image on the left is produced using Rupe Heavy. The font layer is used as an alpha mask which is filled with an orange gradient and then expanded
and filled on different layers with white and black; and then a drop shadow is added to make it stand out from the image (which you will see when you click on
the text image on the right). The image itself is from the ਵਿਸਾਖੀ celebrations in Derby (UK) on Sunday 19th April 2009.
In addition to the normal fonts - ranging from Ultra Thin through to Black, in 10 weights, Rupe also has four weights of border and eight weights of outline font;
Examples of artwork with Rupe . . .
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Hover the mouse over the images below to show examples of the font on book covers
Hover the mouse over the images below to show examples of font characters and weights
Download Rupe Ultra Thin TrueType font 'rupe___0.ttf': 126,108Bytes.
Download Rupe Thin TrueType font 'rupe___1.ttf': 108,232Bytes.
Download Rupe Extra Light TrueType font 'rupe___2.ttf': 114,648Bytes.
Download Rupe Light TrueType font 'rupe___3.ttf': 116,712Bytes.
Download Rupe Book TrueType font 'rupe___4.ttf': 125,360Bytes.
Download Rupe Medium TrueType font 'rupe___5.ttf': 130,312Bytes.
Download Rupe Demi Bold TrueType font 'rupe___6.ttf': 136,260Bytes.
Download Rupe Bold TrueType font 'rupe___7.ttf': 136,560Bytes.
Download Rupe Heavy TrueType font 'rupe___8.ttf': 139,744Bytes.
Download Rupe Black TrueType font 'rupe___9.ttf': 139,016Bytes.
Download Rupe Border Demi Bold TrueType font 'rupe_b_6.ttf': 259,376Bytes.
Download Rupe Border Bold TrueType font 'rupe_b_7.ttf': 267,872Bytes.
Download Rupe Border Heavy TrueType font 'rupe_b_8.ttf': 269,996Bytes.
Download Rupe Border Black TrueType font 'rupe_b_9.ttf': 265,488Bytes.
Download Rupe Outline Extra Light TrueType font 'rupe_bo2.ttf': 172,812Bytes.
Download Rupe Outline Light TrueType font 'rupe_bo3.ttf': 173,924Bytes.
Download Rupe Outline Book TrueType font 'rupe_bo4.ttf': 175,716Bytes.
Download Rupe Outline Medium TrueType font 'rupe_bo5.ttf': 189,484Bytes.
Download Rupe Outline Demi Bold TrueType font 'rupe_bo6.ttf': 196,040Bytes.
Download Rupe Outline Bold TrueType font 'rupe_bo7.ttf': 202,616Bytes.
Download Rupe Outline Heavy TrueType font 'rupe_bo8.ttf': 206,936Bytes.
Download Rupe Outline Black TrueType font 'rupe_bo9.ttf': 207,628Bytes.
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