Robert Slimbach, San Jose, California
FOUNDRY: Adobe Systems
MEMBERS OF THE TYPE FAMILY: Pelago Regular, Pelago Light, Pelago Light Italic, Pelago Light Text, ItalicPelago Italic, Pelago Medium, Pelago Medium Italic, Pelago Semibold, Pelago Semibold Italic, Pelago Bold, Pelago Bold Italic
Pelago is a semiformal sans serif type family with a crisp, contemporary appearance and an understated elegance. At display sizes Pelago exhibits subtly swelling stroke endings, animated letter counter shapes, and a moderate degree of stroke modulation— qualities derived from both humanist handwriting and Roman inscriptional lettering. At smaller type sizes these expressive accents recede, revealing a clear and readable text face that doesn’t suffer from the structural rigidity found in conventional sans serif designs.