OlivaItalic is a matching italic version for the funky display typeface Oliva. While Oliva takes it’s inspiration from the classics Futura Black and Motter Ombra, for OlivaItalic new ingredients were mixed together: Oliva itself is the basis, spiced with Stilla, a typeface by François Boltana from the early 1970s, and with – a Othmar Motter typeface again – Femina also from the 1970s. You might also taste a note of Allegro by Hans Bohn from the 1930s to complete the mixture.
Regular and italic font work together like brother and sister. Letters in OlivaItalic have an unique design. No slanting issue! The shapes are new but matching, the feeling is fresh but harmonic.
Like Oliva the italic version is an OpenType font, supporting a wide range of latin languages, includes an alternate ›i‹ and ›j‹, ligatures, OpenType features, arrows (in 2 stylistic alternates!) and ornaments.
Cyrillic Oliva and Oliva Italic include cyrillic language support, with alternate versions for some letters. I’ve done this after a trip to Moscow with that I’ve remembered that I’ve learned russian in school for some years (but I’m far from still speaking it). For the design of the letters I got great ›native‹ help by ukrain type designer Sergiy S. Tkachenko.