In the past decade we’ve seen Nitti grow into a powerful type system. From the monospaced Nitti to the proportional Nitti Grotesk, Pieter van Rosmalen has given us handy tools for contemporary, practical designs. With Nitti Mostro and Nitti Typewriter, van Rosmalen added playfulness to this impactful mix. Nitti Grotesk Condensed is the new family member, with boxy forms and a restrained feel, for use in tight spaces from text to big headlines. The space saving quality is also perfect for environments like editorial and corporate design, where Nitti has already been in place as a modern classic.
Since the designs share a common root, safe pairing choices are the siblings Nitti and Nitti Grotesk, but the Condensed family has what it takes to be used on its own. Its personality, however, allows for an easy match with a wealth of other typefaces. The two stylistic sets for the alternate “a” and “g” can change the typeface’s personality. The Roman and Italic are reversed; in the Roman, the defaults are two-storey letterforms, while in the Italic, the defaults are the single-storey varieties. When selecting the stylistic sets, they are swapped, giving a feel of an upright Italic to the Roman and a slanted Roman to the Italic.
Nitti Grotesk Condensed comes with nineteen styles in total; fourteen of those are considered the ‘core’ styles and five the ‘extremes’. There are seven core weights from Light to Black with matching Italics that are ideal for blocks of texts and can be used as small as six points. The extremes round out the rest of the design space in Hairline, Thin, Extra Light, Extra Black, and Ultra, all meant for large, display settings.
The Nitti family has already proven itself as a flexible, versatile type system, and with every extension, Van Rosmalen never ceases to impress and continues to showcase why this typeface can go even further.
Like all Bold Monday fonts, Nitti Grotesk Condensed can be licensed 24/7—for print, web, mobile apps, and ePubs. are available for desktop, web, app. Webfonts may be tested for thirty days and desktop trials are available upon request. Have a licensing question? Get in touch. To stay current on all things Bold Monday and Type Network, subscribe to Type Network News, our occasional newsletter featuring releases, foundry happenings, type and design events, and more.