Transat

Transat is a geometric sans serif typeface, with caps inspired by Art Deco signage — found inside the "Gare Maritime" (literally "sea station") ocean liner terminals in both Le Havre and Cherbourg, France, in the early 1930s. The name “Transat” is the common shortening of “Compagnie Générale Transatlantique,” the company that operated majestic ocean liners like the SS Normandie out of Le Havre from 1862–1974.

The Transat family includes 5 weights plus including optically-corrected obliques (10 fonts total). Transat includes many OpenType features, such as ligatures (ff/ft/fft), small capitals, case sensitive forms, stylistic alternates, arbitrary fractions, and a full compliment of proportional, tabular, and oldstyle figures. In all, the Transat family contains nearly 700 glyphs per font.

Transat also has a more rational, text-friendly companion font, "Transat Text".

  • Transat Light otf (300)
  • Transat Light Oblique otf (300)
  • Transat Standard otf (400)
  • Transat Standard Oblique otf (400)
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19 Comments

  1. Bjørn Edvard Torbo
    • Purchased

    This is a connoisseur's go-to art deco typeface. I have bookmarked it so I can purchase it when I can afford it. Truly brilliant, beautiful and classic!

  2. brendanobrienesq
    • Purchased

    Huge win. I feel like this typeface ticks all the small annoyances I have with my other high-rotation sans-serifs.

    • the peak of the capital A doesn't violate the point size height (one of my biggest annoyances with futura) and cascades *beautifully* through the different weights
    • lower case reminds me of Brandon Grotesque. I think it errs on the right side of humanist.
    • That capital R. daaaaaaaayum. I previously had to go to NeutraFace for that guy. I think the rounding on Transat is a wonderful take on the figure.

    Give me an uppercase Q alternate that resembles Avenir's and I'll marry this typeface.

    Thanks for such great work!

  3. Gregory Shutters
    • Shop Owner

    @Allen Boudreaux — This package includes the 10 styles of Transat (display), 5 weights with both romans and italics. It does not include the Transat Text family. The Transat Text package also includes 10 styles, and is currently on sale for 50% off (through August 3). The normal price of Transat Text is also $60.

  4. Allen Boudreaux

    Thanks, now I understand. FYI, the first line of the second paragraph on this page, which mentions "the Transat Text family", makes that a bit unclear.

  5. Gregory Shutters
    • Shop Owner

    @fiveshorts — The $60 price includes 10 fonts. Five weights plus optically-corrected obliques for each. Most other professional font families run between $20-$40 per weight, and even with a "volume discount" for buying the whole family, a 10-font family usually runs into well over $100.

  6. fiveshorts
    • Purchased

    I understand and apologize. I guess we're all getting price conditioned...
    I meant what I said about it being stunning and I'm going to buy it right now, just to punish myself for being negative ;-)

  7. Roger Beltz

    Certainly has that 30's - 40's "feel" but as someone stated, out of my price range. Maybe if the set could be broken up into individual styles it would be more affordable (ie: I would never use this font as an oblique and probably would use only the "Light" weight. Just an idea.....

  8. Clement Lelong

    Hi Greg!

    Haven't bought your font yet but definitely will. Price is incredibly affordable compared to the quality of your TRANST font.

    As an A.D., I am always looking for new fonts and yours defintiely stands out.

    GREAT WORK!

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