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Designed by Nils Thomsen, Conto is a sans serif font family. This typeface has sixty-four styles and was published by TypeMates.

The Conto Super Family is a powerful and clear typeface for complex corporate typography.
The 64 fonts give you a wide range of flexibility to fulfill every typographical need.
From essential reading text, captions and tables the Conto Family works also fine at large advertisement or packaging.
Conto is simple, serious and elegant without loosing its independence.
An almost never seen before set of ligatures make the fonts useful for logos and lettering!
Main characteristic are the minimalistic and reduced lowercase shapes (a, b, d, g, m, n, p, q, r, u).
Another specific feature is the rising contrast.
Whereas you can not find any contrast in the Thin weight, you will find more and more contrast while climbing up to Black.

The Conto super family is a powerful and clear typeface for complex corporate typography. From essential text to captions, tables and advertising, the 64 weights have the flexibility to fulfil your every typographic need. The Conto family is simple, serious, elegant and independent.

Conto’s minimalist and simplified lowercase forms, combined with contrast that ranges from the mono-linear in the thin to the pronounced in the bold, mark the typeface as an independent and striking design. But with its remarkable number of discretionary ligatures, you’ll find Conto isn’t just useful for setting text and headlines, but for logotypes and lettering.

From elegant thin to strong black, each of Conto’s eight weights is available in four widths (compressed, condensed, narrow and regular) and contains around 880 glyphs to support all Latin-script based languages. Each weight also includes small caps, all the figures you need for serious typography and, of course, case and small-cap sensitive punctuation and fractions.

In memory of Peter Bruhn:
Conto was to have been published at the Fountain Foundry. During my studies at the Hague, I interviewed Peter (the interview is printed in the book 158 Answers). We had a nice exchange about my typeface and after giving feedback and corrections, he decided he was going to release Conto.

Thank you for your help, Peter!

Foundry TypeMates
Fonts 64
Price $47.00
Released 2015
Style Sans Serif
Designer Nils Thomsen


64 Fonts



16 Fonts


Conto Compressed

16 Fonts


Conto Condensed

16 Fonts


Conto Narrow

16 Fonts


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