Kiperman

Designed by Henrique Beier & Ana Laydner

Kiperman is a text typeface designed in honor of Henrique Leão Kiperman, founder of the publishing house Artmed, now Grupo A.

The inspiration for the design came from the personality of the honoree. Just as Henrique always wanted to stay away from spotlights, the Kiperman typeface was designed so that it would not call attention to itself or impose any obstacles in the understanding of the text. In this way, the fonts revere Henrique’s legacy by respecting and honoring the published content.

Its forms are simple and straightforward, with no unnecessary embellishments that could disturb the reading. The fonts are slightly narrower than normal, which yields higher efficiency without compromising reading comfort. Besides that, its italics are not just a slanted version of the romans, but rather a separate drawing. With a slope of 8°, its calligraphic structure provides the right amount of emphasis when necessary.

The Kiperman type family has been commissioned by Grupo A and is available for licensing from Harbor Type. This was the way found for the fonts to be read by more people, spreading some of his spirit around the world.

The family consists of 4 manually hinted fonts, each one containing 302 glyphs and supporting over 140 languages.

A lifelong passion for books

This typeface is a homage to Henrique Leão Kiperman

Henrique began his career in 1958, selling medical books in travels through the interior of the Brazilian states of Paraná and Santa Catarina. In 1973, he opened a bookstore in downtown Porto Alegre, the Artes Médicas Sul, and a few years later edited his first book. Since then, his company has grown to become one of the most important publishers in Brazil in the area of scientific, technical and professional books, with more than 2400 active titles distributed among the McGraw Hill, Bookman, Artmed, Penso and Artes Médicas imprints. Henrique passed away in 2017 at the age of 79.

Henrique Leão Kiperman
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Character set

Glyphs accessible via OpenType features only may not be shown below.

  • Uppercase
  • Lowercase
  • Figures
  • Currency
  • Punctuation
  • Symbols
  • Diacritics
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  • A
  • Á
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  • À
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  • Ã
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  • B
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  • Ç
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  • F
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  • I
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  • Ì
  • J
  • K
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  • M
  • N
  • Ñ
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  • Ö
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  • Œ
  • P
  • Þ
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • Š
  • T
  • U
  • Ú
  • Û
  • Ü
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  • V
  • W
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  • Ý
  • Ÿ
  • Z
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  • a
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  • à
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  • t
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  • z
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Language support

Afrikaans
Albanian
Asu
Basque
Bemba
Bena
Catalan
Chiga
Cornish
Danish
Dutch
English
Estonian
Faroese
Filipino
Finnish
French
Friulian
Galician
German
Gusii
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Kabuverdianu
Kalenjin
Kinyarwanda
Low German
Luo
Luxembourgish
Luyia
Machame
Makhuwa-Meetto
Makonde
Malagasy
Malay
Manx
Morisyen
North Ndebele
Norwegian Bokmål
Norwegian Nynorsk
Nyankole
Oromo
Portuguese
Romansh
Rombo
Rundi
Rwa
Samburu
Sango
Sangu
Scottish Gaelic
Sena
Shambala
Shona
Soga
Somali
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Swiss German
Taita
Teso
Vunjo
Western Frisian
Zulu

Other languages

Abenaki
Afaan Oromo
Afar
Albanian
Alsatian
Amis
Anuta
Aragonese
Aranese
Arrernte
Arvanitic (Latin)
Asturian
Aymara
Basque
Bikol
Bislama
Breton
Cape Verdean Creole
Cebuano
Chamorro
Chavacano
Chickasaw
Cofán
Corsican
Dawan
Delaware
Dholuo
Drehu
Dutch
English
Estonian
Faroese
Fijian
Filipino
Finnish
Folkspraak
French
Frisian
Friulian
Galician
Genoese
Gooniyandi
Guadeloupean Creole
Gwich’in
Haitian Creole
Hän
Hiligaynon
Hopi
Ido
Ilocano
Indonesian
Interglossa
Interlingua
Irish
Italian
Jamaican
Javanese (Latin)
Jèrriais
Kala Lagaw Ya
Kapampangan (Latin)
Kaqchikel
Kikongo
Kinyarwanda
Kiribati
Kirundi
Klingon
Latin
Latino sine Flexione
Lojban
Lombard
Makhuwa
Malay
Manx
Marquesan
Meriam Mir
Mohawk
Montagnais
Murrinh-Patha
Nagamese Creole
Ndebele
Neapolitan
Ngiyambaa
Norwegian
Novial
Occidental
Occitan
Oshiwambo
Palauan
Papiamento
Piedmontese
Portuguese
Potawatomi
Q’eqchi’
Quechua
Rarotongan
Romansh
Rotokas
Sami (Southern Sami)
Samoan
Sango
Saramaccan
Sardinian
Scottish Gaelic
Seri
Seychellois Creole
Shawnee
Shona
Sicilian
Slovio (Latin)
Somali
Sotho (Northern)
Sotho (Southern)
Spanish
Sranan
Sundanese (Latin)
Swahili
Swazi
Swedish
Tagalog
Tetum
Tok Pisin
Tokelauan
Tshiluba
Tsonga
Tswana
Tumbuka
Tzotzil
Uzbek (Latin)
Venetian
Volapük
Võro
Walloon
Waray-Waray
Warlpiri
Wayuu
Wik-Mungkan
Wiradjuri
Xhosa
Yapese
Yindjibarndi
Zapotec
Zulu
Zuni

Technical specifications

With 313 glyphs, Kiperman can be used to type over 140 Latin-based languages.

Desktop formats: OpenType (TTF-flavored OTF)

Webfont formats: WOFF, WOFF2 and EOT

Designed by: Henrique Beier and Ana Laydner

Assistance: Luisa Leitenperger

Release date: December 2018

Current version: 1.001

Buying options

Desktop only

The complete family (4 fonts).

Up to 5 desktop users.

Includes TTF files.

Regular price $80.00 $32.00

Buy Desktop

Desktop + Web

The complete family (4 fonts).

Up to 5 desktop users and 10,000 monthly pageviews.

Includes TTF, WOFF, WOFF2 & EOT files.

Regular price $120.00 $48.00