Nave Typeface

Nave is the perfect choice for designers looking to intertwine tradition with creativity. Its characters are framed by a formal, rigid outer shape, revealing an unexpected twist: a flowing, sensuous inner form. This unique combination ensures that Nave stands out in any design, adding a touch of elegance and flair to every project.

Nave is designed for forward-thinking designers and businesses who value classic design but also want to infuse their work with personality and warmth.
These contrasting qualities breathe life into words, inviting readers on a journey from the familiar to the extraordinary.

Nave Typeface. Safari Magazine, Font Example Specimen. Jamie Clarke Type
Nave Typeface. Safari Magazine, Font Example Specimen Text. Jamie Clarke Type

What's in a name?

Around my studio, numerous centuries-old churches grace the surrounding villages. Most have traditional stone exteriors, square towers, and utilitarian shapes. However, their interiors often showcase creativity with decorative columns, fluid arches, and intricate ceilings. Nave follows this concept: it has a conventional exterior shape, but its interior features are dynamic and fluid.

Nave is comprised of seven weights, each with accompanying italics. Each style contains over 580 glyphs, including:

  • Three figure sets: lining, old style and tabular
  • Alternative characters
  • Swash characters
  • Standard and discretionary ligatures

Language support: 227 Languages including Western, Central and South Eastern Europen.

Albanian, Austrian, Basque, Breton, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Filipino, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Maltese, Moldavian, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Samoan, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Walloon, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu, and more…

Nave Typeface specimen example. Italian riviera 1920's 1930's style, Lemons, hotel,Italy
Nave Typeface specimen example. Monaco style racing poster, retro, 1920s, 1930s style, Italy
Nave Typeface specimen example. Tuscan wine poster, retro style, Italy

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