Optimum readability in small bodies with scarce interlining, under poor printing conditions such as in newspapers, where velocity and bad quality´s irregular surface papers, truly distort strokes was the challenge taken. Pobla was designed with this in mind, hence Patau present a hybrid between the conventional strokes of a serif´s classical roman type and markedly “fractured” forms inside, providing a unique personality to this typographic family, where calligraphic´s humanistic axis is visibly broken with the straight axis of the fabricated letters.
Subtle details in the serifs, give it a modern look to a classic skeleton. Very pronounced ink traps get the shapes rounded in the printed product to artificially increase the average medium-eye and promote reading in the small sizes it was designed for.
An absolutely handwriting look for the italics, where the rupture of the stroke marks a white´s subtle change to only whisper in the printing surface a slight difference, but without fuss and so not to break the rhythm of reading.
And as we are used to, a complete set of OpenType features, where you will find small caps, fractions, ligatures, old numerals and tabular, discretionary ligatures and support for 220 languages based on the character map “latin-plus” of the dutch type foundry Underware; and all available in twelve weights to meet the needs of any newspaper printing.