Espinosa Nova is a type family for designing books. The font is a reconstruction of the typefaces used by Antonio de Espinosa, the most important Mexican printer of the sixteenth century and probably the first type designer in the Americas (1551).
The family evokes the printed materials of the time and the diversity of typographic styles in the Renaissance: the core of the family is the Roman letters, but the family also includes a rotunda blackletter font, typographic ornaments, and four fonts of ornamental capitals. It is ideal for composing books which require a touch of elegance and distinction. The repertoire of characters in this font allow for setting text in leading European languages and the family is available in OpenType format.
Espinosa Nova gained two Certificates of Excellence in 2010: one from TDC2 (Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition) and another from Tipos Latinos (a biennial competition for Latin American Typography). As Robert Bringhurst — author of The Elements of Typographic Style and contemporary typography guru notes —, “It is an unusually intelligent family of type, reaching back to one of the most exciting moments in typographic history and reaching forward to the typographic future.”