About

The classic Slovak street plate typeface.

Manual Grotesk A typeface is, almost without any divergences, based on the Richard Pípal’s original model for manually constructed typeface from the mid-20th century.

This iconic typeface, practically omnipresent during the socialist era, remains in declining usage today – on Slovak street signage plates. Therefore, its digitization is an effort to preserve it as well as an attempt to re-introduce it in a new context.

Styles: 6
Blocks: Basic Latin, Extended Latin
Languages: 100
Glyphs: 580
Figures: Proportional Lining (Default)
Features: Stylistic Set 1–6, Small Capitals, All Small Capitals, Ordinals
Version: 1.0
Copyright: Manual Grotesk A, Ondrej Jób © 2018.
All rights reserved.
Release Date: Jun 30 2018

Awards

  • Slovak National Design Award
  • The Tatra Banka Foundation Award for Art

Language Support

  • Basic Latin
  • Extended Latin
  • Vietnamese
  • Cyrillic
  • Greek
  • A Afar
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Alsatian
  • Aranese
  • Azeri (Latin)
  • B Basque
  • Bislama
  • Bosnian
  • Breton
  • C Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • Cheyenne
  • Chichewa
  • Cofán
  • Crimean Tatar
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D Danish
  • Dutch
  • E English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F Faroese
  • Finnish
  • Flemish
  • Franco-Provencal
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • H Hawaiian
  • Hungarian
  • I Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Interlingua
  • Irish
  • Irish Gaelic
  • Italian
  • K Karelian
  • Kiribati
  • Kirundi
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L Ladin
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgish
  • M Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Manx Gaelic
  • Māori
  • N Norn
  • Northern Sotho
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Nyanja
  • O Occitan
  • P Palauan
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • R Rarotongan
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani
  • Romanian
  • Romansh
  • S Sámi (Inari)
  • Sámi (Lule)
  • Sámi (Northern)
  • Sámi (Skolt)
  • Sámi (Southern)
  • Sango
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Shona
  • Slovak
  • Slovene
  • Sorbian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swati
  • Swedish
  • T Tagalog
  • Tagalog (Filipino)
  • Tahitian
  • Tetum
  • Tokelauan
  • Tongan
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • U Umbundu
  • V Veps
  • W Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • Z Zulu

Figures

  • Proportional Lining
    Default
  • Proportional Oldstyle
  • Tabular Lining
  • Tabular Oldstyle
  • Superscript, Superior
  • Subscript, Inferior
  • Fractions
  • Slashed Zero

Specials

  • Small Caps
  • Swashes
  • Initial Forms
  • Final Forms
  • Isolated Forms
  • Circled Figures
  • Pictograms

OpenType Features

  • CJSr
    CJSr
    Stylistic Set 1
    Open variants
  • t
    t
    Stylistic Set 2
    Simplified t
  • a
    a
    Stylistic Set 3
    Single-storey a
  • 27
    27
    Stylistic Set 4
    Simplified variants
  • 7
    7
    Stylistic Set 5
    Alternative 7
  • IVX
    IVX
    Stylistic Set 6
    Roman figures
  • Ah
    Ah
    Small Capitals
  • Ah
    Ah
    All Small Capitals
  • 1a
    1a
    Ordinals
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