Nova Egmont

Nova Egmont is a modern serif font revival designed by Francisca Lopes, Miguel Moreira, and Pedro Correia in 2020, based on the original Egmont typeface designed Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos in 1930.

Nova Egmont poster demonstration specimen

The biggest challenge of this exercise was to perform a significant “customization” of the font without distorting the original reference. Initially, manual and digital sketches were made — especially the connections with the serifs—, preserving the generic structure of the typeface.
The Regular weight was the first to be drawn (…) During the design process, several optimizations were made on the characters, trying to find the most harmonious solutions, privileging text readability…

Excerpt from the group’s final specimen presentation

This was one of the most complete typefaces produced in 2020, covering all western European languages (missing only the “ij” ligature to work in the Dutch language), with 3 weights and one sans-serif (display) variant.

By Pedro Amado

Pedro Amado. Assistant Professor at FBAUP. Integrated researcher of the i2ADS research institute.