Air Pro Compressed is a neutral, highly legible neo-grotesque that includes both true italics and obliques. This typeface is refinement and expansion of Air, originally designed in 2011 by Neil Summerour. Heavily influenced by Summerour’s Aaux Next typeface and Akzidenz-Grotesk, the typeface features a very efficient footprint, logical weight options, small caps, expanded numeral sets, extensive language support, and 5 total widths. The new Air Pro Collection focuses on flexibility, accessibility, and usability rather than hinging the design on distracting design traits that could diminish legibility or become dated over time. Besides, even with grotesques, we all need a little fresh air from time to time.
The NFL Design team, in collaboration with Neil Summerour of Positype, have just completed an extended family of typefaces specifically designed to improved the aesthetic and accessibility on screens of all sizes. This work took design elements from the NFL’s Shield logo, classic typographic principles, and advances in font rendering technologies to create a contemporary family of typefaces that complement and extend the existing NFL brand. The All-Pro family will begin rolling out on NFL digital properties and content over the off-season, and will be widely adopted for the NFL’s 100th season beginning this fall.