"Share": A corporate font for TYPO3
The special font-family, Share, has been developed to advance the TYPO3 identity further and to maintain consistency across communication channels. Having a corporate font means making every print or screen design a completely recognizable product.
The following will introduce you to the different weights and styles of the TYPO3 corporate font. Share comes with the Western European code page.
Share is designed by Ralph du Carrois from Carrois Type Design
One family, different styles
To include most typographical options the font family Share includes diverse styles.
This grid shows how the different styles are classified.
Vertical axis defines the design characteristics of the font.
Horizontal axis defines the stylistic characteristics of the font.
The monospaced font on the upper left is designed for source code paragraphs
only (e.g. for books about TYPO3).
Below is a variation with regular leading (not monospaced) but still a technical looking
font face. This version can be used for headlines or for special, shorter paragraphs.
The text fonts come in two weights: Regular and Bold and each with an italic variant.
The text fonts is the main base for the typographical identity of TYPO3.
The new logotype is designed with Share-Regular in uppercase.
Share Font Family
In 2006, Berlin designer Ralph du Carrois along with a group from the TYPO3 Association developed the new TYPO3 logo and also the TYPO3 typeface Share. In the years following, T-shirts, stickers, banners and other printed materials were created for a variety of TYPO3 events.
Share creatively plays with the appearance of machine-readable type. Of course, the first font, Share Tech Mono, was created monospaced in order to visually emphasize the nature of attractive and exciting written source code. But it was clear that a monospaced font wasn’t especially suitable for text and other types of written communication and that TYPO3 could not get by with only one font.
In total, four fonts were developed (Regular, Italic, Bold and BoldItalic), each equipped with two different sets of digits (Old Style Figures and Tabular Figures). These fonts are designed for working with text with a special focus on the monitor. They include the character sets of Western European languages and are available in TrueType and OpenType.