Typography


Functional and distinctive.

Corbel is our corporate font, contributing to a consistent visible presence. For that reason, it is used in all media, as far as possible. The font styles used are bold, italic and regular.

Headlines, sublines and copy

Headlines are set in bold, with emphases  in italic; sublines and copy text are in regular. On a graduated mo-blue or black, the headline, subline and copy text can be both mo-blue and also black. Attention is paid to high contrast between the lettering and the background, to ensure optimum readability.

typography note
typography headlines
copy do's and don'ts

Proportions for size of lettering

The headline size can be freely selected. The sizes for sublines and copy are determined based on the headline point size. The calculated point sizes are rounded up or down to the nearest whole number:

Headline size x pt
Subline = Headline size x pt / 2.5 
Copy = Headline size x pt / 3.5

Illustrative calculation: Headline: 35 pt; Subline: 14 pt; Copy: 10 pt

typography size note
typography size

Left-justified

In print, all texts are set left-justified with a ragged margin. If required, the text must be balanced visually using manual line breaks. On websites, headlines and subline are centered.

left justified

Medieval and versal numbers

Medieval (lower-case) numbers in Corbel are used in the copy text. In tables and mathematical formulae, versal (upper-case or normal) characters may be used, for better readability. Further information can be found in the “Typesetting and numbers guide”.

numbers

Substitute font Arial

If Corbel cannot be used e.g. in Office applications, Arial is adopted as a substitute. It is similarly set using the regular, bold and italic styles. However, Corbel should preferably be used wherever possible

substitute font arial

Key information can be set in boxes with a colored background, both in the layout and on photographs.

key information box

Lists within the copy are set in the same size and font color as the copy. The bullet character is the en dash.

list