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About Modula Round

When Emigre first started manufacturing fonts, the font format was still a very closed environment. Once the installable and downloadable files were manufactured, the user was limited to setting type with the typeface as it was designed. Years later, it became possible for designers to import the character outlines into drawing programs which enabled them to then alter individual letters in order to create customized letter and word combinations. Within a short time Licko began seeing mutated versions of Modula letterforms used in various applications, such as logotypes. Many of these had the diagonal serifs removed or the angular diagonal forms smoothed out. In answer to this Licko decided to expand the Modula family, incorporating some of these ideas.

The first addition was a Round version, characterized by the abandonment of the diagonal serif elements, the addition of rounded end strokes, and the replacement of the angular diagonal strokes with flowing curved diagonals in characters such as the k x s and z. To dramatize it’s impact as a headline font, Licko also gave the Round version a narrower, more elegant proportion than the original Modula. To extend its usage and provide a wider variety of formal choices when composing headlines or logotypes, Small Cap versions were added as well.

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Emigre, Inc. is a digital type foundry founded in 1984 by Zuzana Licko and Rudy VanderLans.

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

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

Fonts in the Adobe Fonts library include support for many different languages, OpenType features, and typographic styles.