What is the MVB Solitaire Pro™ font?
A typeface is a tool.
Sure, there are frilly fonts that are more art than craft, showy faces that exist merely to call attention to themselves. But, in the end, any functional typeface worth its salt lives to serve one thing first: the text, the content. Everything else—the fashion of the moment, the allure of individual words and letters—is secondary. More…
MVB Solitaire™ epitomizes this universal typographic mandate. As a tempered sans serif somewhere between a humanist and a gothic, MVB Solitaire captures a 21st-century neutrality. But practical doesn’t have to mean banal. MVB Solitaire has a soul. While some “neutral” type is dead the moment the ink hits the page, MVB Solitaire delivers text that feels lively, contemporary, relevant. Readers will not tire of this type.
Behind the useful exterior is an arsenal of thoughtful technical features. It’s no surprise that this family’s creator, Mark van Bronkhorst, was first a graphic designer before becoming a type designer. Mark built all the goodies into MVB Solitaire that he would appreciate as a user: case-sensitive punctuation; alternate forms that can be invoked individually or together; oldstyle and lining figures in both tabular and proportional widths; slightly shorter lining figures that don’t stand out in running text, but also cap-height figures for all-cap settings; and the ability to speak nearly any Latin-based language.
MVB Solitaire aspires to be the sort of workhorse that a designer keeps installed on their system at all times. It is a family bound to have a permanent spot in the font menu, always at the ready for projects (those most common of all) where the typography mustn’t mask the message. It has that quality that all truly useful typefaces have: the capacity to get the job done without getting in the way.
MVB Solitaire Pro™ Font families
The MVB Solitaire Pro™ includes the following font families:
- Solitaire MVB Pro Thin
- Solitaire MVB Pro Thin Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro ExtraLight
- Solitaire MVB Pro ExtraLight Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro Light
- Solitaire MVB Pro Light Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro SemiLight
- Solitaire MVB Pro SemiLight Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro Book
- Solitaire MVB Pro Book Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro
- Solitaire MVB Pro Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro Medium
- Solitaire MVB Pro Medium Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro SemiBold
- Solitaire MVB Pro SemiBold Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro Bold
- Solitaire MVB Pro Bold Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro Heavy
- Solitaire MVB Pro Heavy Italic
- Solitaire MVB Pro Black
- Solitaire MVB Pro Black Italic
MVB Solitaire Pro™ Preview
Here is a preview of how MVB Solitaire Pro™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.