It’s an open secret that many designers have a special affinity for condensed sans-serif typefaces, myself included. Type families like DIN, Trade Gothic, and Knockout are mainstays for bold and functional headlines, logotypes, and more. The only problem is that this style of typeface can become monotonous, cold, and lack identifiable features. Enter, Virtuose, a condensed sans that introduces warmth and character through the use of contrasting strokes which become more apparent in the boldest of the family’s 9 weights. The result is a sans with the sophistication of a serif. It’s a best of both worlds typeface that would play well in brands that emphasize confidence, polish, and attention to detail.