Striver is a sharp editorial type system that was carefully designed to ensure optimal performance at different scales: Display, Text, and Micro.
We started by designing the display version, where everything is sharp and tightly fitted to ensure bold impactful headlines. The italics of this version keep the same spirit with a slight inclination and contemporary letterforms. Then when we felt we had achieved its maximum performance we carefully reconsidered every decision we had made for the other two styles. Experimenting with different proportions, character shapes, italic styles, angles, and more. The text version saw its proportions readjusted and its typographic details relegated to the background, with more neutral letterforms to ensure legibility. For the very same reason, we chose to accompany this style with a classical italic. The Micro version was equally calibrated for its size, mainly through the addition of prominent ink traps, and new proportions. Instead of matching this version with a traditional italic, we opted to develop a slanted roman to preserve the distinguishing features of some of its characters, like the double-story a and g.

Design: Pedro Leal
Release date: 2018
OpenType Features:
Tabular Figures (tnum)
Case Sensitive Forms (case)
Ordinals (ordn)
Lining Figures (lnum)
Oldstyle Figures (onum)
Tabular Figures (tnum)
Fractions (frac)
Scientific Inferiors (sinf)
Subscript (subs)
Superscript (sups)
Standard Ligatures (liga)
Stylistic Set 1 (ss01)
Stylistic Set 2 (ss02)
Stylistic Set 3 (ss03)