The Rivanna font, crafted by the talented Nick Curtis, is a unique amalgamation of historical elegance and contemporary flair, making it a standout addition to any typographic collection. Named presumably after a place or concept that inspired its creation, Rivanna encapsulates the essence of traditional serifs while embracing modern design trends, making it both timeless and forward-thinking in its approach.
Rivanna's character set is distinguished by its refined curves and sharp, crisp edges, presenting a balance that is visually pleasing and eminently readable. The font features a variety of weights, from light to bold, allowing for a versatile range of uses—from the finest of print materials to striking digital presentations. Its characters possess a certain charm that speaks of craftsmanship and attention to detail, characteristics that are emblematic of Nick Curtis's dedication to reviving vintage typographies with a contemporary twist.
The uniqueness of the Rivanna font lies not just in its aesthetic appeal but in its usability. It is perfectly suited for headlines, body text, and everything in between, providing designers with a high degree of flexibility. Whether used in the branding of luxury goods, the pages of a classic novel, or the interface of a sophisticated mobile app, Rivanna conveys a sense of sophistication and depth that enriches the viewer's experience.
In essence, Rivanna by Nick Curtis is more than just a font. It is a bridge between the past and the present, a tool for storytellers and designers to convey messages with elegance and precision. Its creation speaks to the ongoing relevance of historical influences in modern design, highlighting how the art of typography can evolve while still honoring its roots. Rivanna is not just a typeface; it is a testament to the power of design to transcend time, capturing the imaginations of those who encounter it and leaving a lasting impact on the visual landscape.
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hey font gurus... what can this type of typeface with "double-lined" letters be calssified as?

i've seen a few around on AF and willing to make a category for them.

I would say art deco.

"art deco" +1

more votes?

For those of you looking for an improved version with more/better accents etc: Nick Curtis has allowed me to rework his free fonts and offer them with a (very generous) commercial license.

So if you need a professional quality Unicode OpenType or TrueType version of this font with a multilingual and expanded character set - you will find it here:

(Nick Curtis receives royalties from all sales)


100% free
173 glyphs, 159 kerning pairs
Copyright (c) 2002 Nick Curtis. All Rights Reserved.. RivannaNF. Rivanna. Version 1.00 1/5/2002. Nick's Fonts. Nick Curtis.
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