Standard CT

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What is the Standard CT font?

CastleType was commissioned in 1991 by San Francisco Focus magazine to digitize three members of the Standard family. This is a Continental lineale that was popular in Switzerland in the 1950s and later in the United States. A cousin to the classic sans serifs, Standard is an alternative that is considerably warmer and a bit more idiosyncratic. More…
In 2008, CastleType released additional members of the Standard CT family to make it a complete typographic solution with three widths (normal, condensed, extended) of four weights each (Regular, Medium, Bold, and Extra Bold). Some of the original Standard fonts, particularly Standard Regular, appear to have been hastily designed (or perhaps too closely imitated Helvetica); these have been greatly improved in the CastleType versions with more harmonious proportions and other refinements. The three lighter weights of the Extended subfamily were designed from scratch based on the new Standard CT Regular and Standard CT Extended Extra Bold. More recently, four light weights (Light, Extra Light, Ultra Light, and Hairline) have been added to each of the three widths.
The entire Standard CT family includes support for most European languages, OpenType features, arbitrary fractions, and a collection of geometrics, dingbats & fleurons.

Standard CT Font families

The Standard CT includes the following font families:

  • Standard CT Hairline
  • Standard CT UltraLight
  • Standard CT ExtraLight
  • Standard CT Light
  • Standard CT Regular
  • Standard CT Medium
  • Standard CT Bold
  • Standard CT ExtraBold
  • Standard CT ExtraCond Medium
  • Standard CT Cond Hairline
  • Standard CT Cond UltraLight
  • Standard CT Cond ExtraLight
  • Standard CT Cond Light
  • Standard CT Cond Regular
  • Standard CT Cond Medium
  • Standard CT Cond Bold
  • Standard CT Cond ExtraBold
  • Standard CT Ext Hairline
  • Standard CT Ext UltraLight
  • Standard CT Extended ExtraLight
  • Standard CT Ext Light
  • Standard CT Ext Regular
  • Standard CT Ext Medium
  • Standard CT Ext Bold
  • Standard CT Ext ExtraBold
  • Standard CT Stencil Bold

Standard CT Preview

Here is a preview of how Standard CT will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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