cc_logo_signin_adobe_font Creative Cloud

My Adobe Fonts

Odile

Odile is a text typeface with bracketed head and bracket-free bottom lower case serifs, a quality that counters rigidness most traditional slab serif typefaces possess. This contemporary design draws inspiration from an experimental typeface named Charter originally designed by the American book and type designer William Addison Dwiggins.

Dwiggins contemplated Charter as the italic companion to Arcadia, Experimental No. 221. The Charter project progressed sporadic, stalled during the Second World War, and came to a halt in 1955. Assessing Charter’s whimsical design, its fragments were rethought and developed into a comprehensive text family.

Odile Upright Italic reveals visible similarities shared by Dwiggins’ Charter and defines the design approach for the family. The steep calligraphic upstroke and low junctions off the stem as in the upright italic ‘h’ or ‘m’, are gradually lessened in the italic and moved up for the roman weights. The six optically balanced weights range from the delicate Light to stark Black, accompanied by display variants with flowing flair and ardent ornaments. Two sorts of Initials, one amplified with interweaving swashes, the other more restrained, both are clearly derived from the Upright Italic. The gracefully serif-ed type harmonizes perfectly with Elido, Odile’s sans serif companion.

For additional license options like app and enterprise, visit Odile on Type Network.

Type Designer

Kontour

Kontour is a type design venture with focus on creating original typefaces. Founded by Sibylle Hagmann in 2000, the project started out with a broad spectrum of undertakings in the area of graphic, typographic, and type design. Sibylle Hagmann began her career in Switzerland at the Basel School of Design and explored her passion for anything type related in California, while completing her MFA at CalArts. During this time she developed typefaces, most notably the award winning Cholla family, originally commissioned by Art Center College of Design, and released soon after by the type foundry Emigre in 1999. Cholla was among the winning entries of bukva:raz!, the type design competition of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) in 2001. The typeface family Odile, first published in 2006, was awarded the Swiss Federal Design Award in the same year. Sibylle Hagmann’s work has been featured in numerous publications and recognized by the Type Directors Club of New York and Japan. Over the years, she presented her work nationally and internationally at typography conferences and educational institutions with occasional workshops.

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

Website Publishing

Create a Web Project to add any font from our service to your website

PDFs

Embed fonts in PDFs for viewing and printing

Video and Broadcast

Use fonts to create in-house or commercial video content

And more…

Visit the Adobe Fonts Licensing FAQ for full details

Visit Kontour 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

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.

Desktop

In application font menus, this font will display:

{{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_family_name}} {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_subfamily_name}}

Web

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

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