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Type Tuesday: TypeMates’ Botanical Sombra

Sombra is a typeface that merits a closer look—and one that fully blossoms when you give it one. As the seven weights increase, the delicate Sombra Light gives way to Sombra Poster, where some of the face’s most colorful characters flourish in the form of robust terminals, hairline punctuation and more.

As the German foundry TypeMates details, Sombra “combines geometric structure with leafy, sharply swelling strokes and exaggerated incisions. … Somewhere between buildings and botany, Sombra finds balance in contrasts.”

A typeface that would indeed look good everywhere from packaging to editorial applications, Paul Eslage’s design also features 680 glyphs in each style.

Grab a copy here.









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