About

The classic Slovak building signage typeface.

Manual Grotesk B 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 usage today – mostly on signage of older local municipal and administrative buildings, and schools. However, new signage plates don't use this typeface anymore. 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: 581
Figures: Proportional Lining (Default)
Features: Stylistic Set 1–6, Small Capitals, All Small Capitals, Ordinals
Webfont: 18.4 KB (Average size per style)
Version: 1.0
Copyright: Manual Grotesk B, 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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