Gumroad - always the most recent font version available.
Sveva Versal - the classic version
Sveva - somewhere between Art Nouveau and Steampunk
Sveva is a lightly swinging art nouveau caps only headline font, with swash like alternates and many of special combinations.
It's well suited for setting a short and fancy block or line of text.
This typeface has become very popular for children’s, young adult and fantasy titles in recent years.
The Sveva Story
In 2003, Andreas Seidel designed the first version of Sveva - Sveva Versal.
He was playing with the new possibilities of OpenType's features.
He was able to incorporate many of the crazy letter combinations that were invented and rediscovered by designers and sign painters in the Art Nouveau years.
Looking back, he feld his font was more of a »quick fix«. It was designed and developed in just two months. It was the second release of astype fonts. As time went on, he was often annoyed by the fact that Sveva Versal was not quite logical in its construction and often seemed too thin.
Since about 2020, with the upcoming 20th anniversary of the font in mind, he has been working on a new Sveva alphabet with more consistent and logical letters.
The whole thing is drawn from thin to very bold.
The new bolder weights now work better on detailed backgrounds.
Although these are technically completely new fonts, the name of the Sveva family remains the same.
Headlines set in Sveva Versal cannot be 100% replaced by the new Sveva styles. You have to use the correct OpenType functions or set the alternate characters manually. However, you will be able to create similarly exciting titles.
— Have fun!
- 2002 | Sveva - Versal
- 2022 | Sveva - Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black, Ultra
News: 2022-10-18 | Sveva v2.0 — rebirth of an astype fonts classic