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Ella began as a morphological design study: Laura Mesegeur wanted to discover how classic calligraphy models could be adapted to and perform as contemporary, digital, stencil typefaces. Starting at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography’s “Typographers-in-Residence 2021: Mujeres Hispanas y Tipografía”, Mesegeur took the calligraphy models of Oriol Miró (themselves based on historical models) as her origin, pushing them to their typographic limits.
Stencil type is defined by the channel of negative space between each part of each letter, allowing it to be cut into material without the counters falling out. Laura synthesized this approach with calligraphy by first determining the minimum number of letterform parts required without losing the strokes’ calligraphic qualities. These calligraphic origins can be seen in Ella’s triangular serifs and pen-nib-esque shapes. The resulting letterforms exude the warmth of handwriting.
Ella consists of four families: Roman, Uncial, Rustic, and Brutalist, each in two styles: Regular and Bold. These families have different capital styles, which mirror the historical evolution of the Roman script, yet they share a single lowercase set that unifies their distinct characteristics.
The Ella series was designed for posters, book covers, and even brand identities. Wherever personality, expressionism, and sophisticated brutalism are needed, use Ella.

For additional license options like app, enterprise, multi-user, and self-hosted web, visit Ella on Type Network.

Type Designer


Type-Ø-Tones is a typographic design company founded in 1990 by Joan Barjau, Enric Jardí, Laura Meseguer and José Manuel Urós. Although we mainly publish our own designs, we collaborate with many other typographers.

In our friend Jan Middendorp words: “They’re a loosely-knit collective of independent individuals, each with their own activities as graphic designers, writers and teachers. They have been making and publishing fonts since the early days of desktop type design and pioneered digital techniques that are now commonplace. Their fonts represent an approach that is, perhaps, typically Catalan: simultaneously adventurous and serious, witty and well-conceived.”

Licensing Information
The full Adobe Fonts library is cleared for both personal and commercial use.

As with everything from Adobe Fonts, you can use these fonts for:

Design Projects

Create images or vector artwork, including logos

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Embed fonts in PDFs for viewing and printing

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And more…

Visit the Adobe Fonts Licensing  FAQ for full details

Visit Type-Ø-Tones to purchase additional licensing and services, including:
Mobile Apps: Embed fonts in your app UI
Self Hosting: Host web font files on your own server
Custom Services: Request modifications or bespoke fonts directly from the foundry
Volume licensing: Use the fonts across your whole organization
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How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.


In application font menus, this font will display:

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To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.family.css_font_stack.replace('"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

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