Stern Pro


Stern Pro


riginally released in 2008, Stern is the only typeface to be produced and marketed simultaneously in digital and metal. In the twenty-first century, no less. It is also the last typeface Jim Rimmer ever completed. The process he used for its design and manufacture is the stuff of legend, and can be seen in the Richard Kegler documentary, “Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century”. The design is a delicate upright italic named in memory of Chris Stern, the late artist and printer from Washington State.

In 2013, Canada Type remastered and expanded the design’s offerings to a glyph set of over 1200 characters and updated the font’s programming and features to include small caps, tall caps, historical forms, seven types of numerals, enclosers, conjoiners and currency symbols, automatic fractions, a complete case of lowercase ordinals, and a wide variety of alternates for both uppercase and lowercase forms. Language support was also expanded to Greek and more than 50 Latin languages.

Stern Pro was again revisited in 2024, when it was grown into a 5-weight family built within an interpolative environment. So now Stern Pro is also available as a variable font with a weight axis ranging from Light to Bold.

For sample settings and detailed information about Stern Pro’s features, please see this PDF.

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From $50 USD