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FS Ostro

is the cosmopolitan type
Regular
Regular
Italic
Italic
Medium
Medium
Medium Italic
Medium Italic
SemiBold
SemiBold
SemiBold Italic
SemiBold Italic
Bold
Bold
Bold Italic
Bold Italic
Display Narrow
Display Narrow
Display Regular
Display Regular
Display Wide
Display Wide
Cosmopolitan Elegance
Cosmopolitan Elegance

Named after a southerly wind that blows over the Mediterranean Sea, FS Ostro breathes warmth into letterforms with their roots in colder, stark Modern typefaces. FS Ostro is a typeface imbued with balanced and sophisticated elegance. It’s discerning and sensitive, self-assured but understated. One for the well-travelled reader.

Alessia Mazzarella
Cosmopolitan Elegance
Thoughtful contrast
Thoughtful contrast

FS Ostro draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, such as 19th century British Scotch Roman designs, Italian modern style typefaces and highly contrasted display Spanish examples. Its text version offers a consistent rhythm and robust texture that is easy on the eye. This elegant, cosmopolitan typeface is characterised by its thoughtfully modulated contrasts between thick and thin, sharp angles, and sophisticated curves.

Thoughtful contrast
Exaggerated touches in display
Exaggerated touches in display

“What is more restrained and sober in text, becomes purposefully prominent and more detailed in display,” says Fontsmith designer Alessia Mazzarella. These exaggerated details for the display version can be seen in the letter terminals, such as those in the ‘a’ and ‘g’ and the tail of the ‘Q’, as well as in the set of numerals, fractions, arrows, borders and ornaments, which can be used to build decorative framing elements.

Exaggerated touches in display
Fluid italics
Fluid italics

The less rigid and curvaceous italics of modern style typefaces were the inspiration for FS Ostro’s own subtle, flowing italic styles. The letterforms are confident and fluid, creating an overall sense of refinement and modernity.

Fluid italics
Lowercase
Uppercase
Punctuation & Marks
Discretionary Ligatures
Accents
Currency & Mathematical Forms
Figures (Proportional Lining)
Figures (Proportional Oldstyle)
Figures (Tabular Lining)
Superiors, Inferiors & Fractions
Border Ornaments (Display only)