Last Updated on September 27, 2021
Recoleta’s variety of weights provides many options in finding the best aesthetic for projects. Lighter weights work great with body text and heavier ones draw emphasis, making them suitable for headlines.
How Recoleta Came To Be
Jorge Cisterna published his work through Latinotype in 2018. As the name suggests, this is a throwback to popular fonts in the 1970s: from the soft and gentle shapes found in Cooper, to the fluid, angled strokes of Windsor. This typeface is available in seven weights and there’s an alternate character version.
The Chilean graphic designer has been around the typography industry as early as 2008, where his first creations were the heavy slab serif and signage typeface Bock, the fat Muralista, and the signage font Quinchao Script. Forward to 2011, Jorge Cisterna co-founded the Los Andes Type foundry, where he first published Muralista.
Cisterna worked for 7 years in the advertising industry as an Art Director, which also awakened his interest in typography. Many of his works have been distributed by Latinotype, along with many other Latin-flavored fonts. Recoleta was one of his more recent creations, released to the market in 2018.
Recoleta Font and Pairings
This typeface sees wide use in designer business cards and personal branding, as well as adding flair to book covers. Your posters and banners will become more expressive without stealing the show from other visual elements in the design.
As a serif, Recoleta works great with sans typefaces like Sofia, ITC Avant Garde Gothic, Basis Grotesque, and San Francisco. But don’t shy away from complementing it with similar serifs such as Ivar and PT Serif. Purchase individual styles or the entire font family from My Fonts. Or snag the free version from Dafont (this variant is for testing purposes only).