Gerard Unger designed Demos in 1975, one of the first digital typefaces for the Hell Digiset digital typesetting machine. Although the font only had three styles, it became very well-known and popular. Originally, Demos was created as a newspaper font. Its characteristics were adapted and perfected for digital film output. The font is meant to be compact and have extremely good legibility.
Nevertheless, there were more and more customer requests for a version with more features. The result is the successor, Demos Next, designed in collaboration with Linda Hintz.
The letter forms of Demos remained largely unaffected. There were only small, but fine changes to details, noticeable in the x-height, the curves in the weights, for example.
However, there were major changes in the font features. Demos Next has six weights, from light to black, each with fitting italics. In addition, several number sets have been added, as well as an expanded character set, which offers even more flexibility for your projects. The OpenType Pro format makes most Central and Eastern European languages available, as well as the Latin transcription of Chinese characters, Pinyin.
All in all, Demos Next does not so much as change the friendly font character of its predecessor, but rather highlight and emphasize it.
As a re-edition of its forerunner, Demos Next offers a great deal of flexibility, whether in continuous text or headlines, in print or on Web pages or other electronic media.
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