Span is a modern glyphic type family, flaunting its engraved heritage with sweeping serifs and sculptural forms. Bridging the contemporary and traditional, Span is exuberant yet dignified. Designed primarily for luxurious headlines and titles, Span’s strong vertical stress is softened by elegant organic curves, while its compact height accentuates deep serifs. 

The family offers five weights, each with three widths and italics. The condensed styles provide an advantage when designing within narrow spaces. Span’s italics strike a balance between true italics and oblique letterforms to create a change in rhythm while preserving its chiselled style. Choose Span to produce classic typography with statuesque poise.

Distinguishing Features

A variety of additional features enhance Span's typographic capabilities, including restrained swashes and flourishes,  available in both roman and italic styles.


Span typeface specimen - serifs | Design by Jamie Clarke Type

Overview:  30 styles comprised of 5 weights, 3 widths and accompanying italics. Additional features include alternate characters, swashes, Small Caps and Mid Caps; 987 glyphs per style.

A printable PDF specimen can be downloaded here.


Supported Languages: Albanian, Asturian, 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.

Span typeface specimen - midcaps | Design by Jamie Clarke Type

Extended Title Options

Take full control over your title settings with an additional set of capitals. Span's ‘Mid Caps’ sit midway between full-height capitals and lowercase letters, providing exceptional flexibility over uppercase settings.  

Span In Use

Span / Disney's Beauty and the Beast Musical | Typeface by Jamie Clarke Type
Span / Disney’s Musical
Credit: The Walt Disney Company
Span / Fósforo Mezcal, Typeface by Jamie Clarke Type
Span / Fósforo Mezcal
Credit: Ginger Monkey Design
Span / Commune | Typeface by Jamie Clarke Type
Span / Commune
Credit: Commune
Span / Ultra Super New | Typeface by Jamie Clarke Type
Span / Ultra Super New
Credit: Ultra Super New

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