DELICATO PRO BY STEFAN HATTENBACH
Delicato integrates unique modern details over a decidedly traditional foundation. The design fulfills Stefan Hattenbach’s goal of creating a sturdy text face for books and longer texts, while not precluding its use in more decorative settings. Stylistically, Delicato tips a respectful hat to Jeremy Tankard’s Enigma and Petr van Blokland’s Proforma.
The family includes standard text cuts — Regular, Italic, Bold — each with full Smallcaps, Ligatures as well as Lining and Oldstyle figures (both Proportional and Tabular). A Medium weight, Alternates and a set of Ornaments further expand the family’s versatility. In 2008, Delicato was expanded to OpenType Pro status, most notably adding full support for Latin-based Central European languages, and that is the edition offered here.