Ahner is a strict slab typeface that’s not lacking in friendliness.
The typeface has rectangular serifs and open character shapes. Ahner is characterized by a fairly tight fit of characters which makes it excellent for large headings and short texts.
The tall height of lowercase characters relative to the uppercase ones allows to use it in smaller sizes and on wayfinding signs. The typeface works especially well in print publications with a characteristic layout because it has a sufficiently low contrast which allows its characters to remain distinguishable even in low-quality printing.
Short kerns allow to create compact text blocks. That’s why headlines and texts typed in Ahner free up precious space in tight layouts.
The typeface blends harmoniously into a layout with narrow columns. The monolithic blocks of text typed in Ahner will create the impression of monumental, catchy and full-fledged graphic objects.
Rectangular slab serifs reveal the brutal nature of the face, while open shapes of the characters slightly smooth out this feature, giving it a friendly touch.
Ahner’s straight styles are quite
universal and neutral, but its italic
style is slightly more expressive
in the design of lowercase characters
with its 10 degree slant.
Ahner’s regular and italic styles are variable in weight.
The typeface supports languages based on extended Latin and Cyrillic character sets, and contains mathematical signs, symbols, currency signs, case-sensitive symbols and arrows.