Oliva takes strong inspiration from Othmar Motter’s Letraset beauty Motter Ombra and the Deco stencil stylings of Paul Renner’s Futura Black. Building on those influences Oliva fuses the flavors of 1930s Bauhaus style, late ’60s flower power, early ’70s Deco revival and adds just a touch of glam.
This bold and lively display face is OpenType Pro, featuring full Western and Central European, Baltic and Turkish language support, plus a handful of useful ligatures, superior numerals, alternates and a set of decorative ornaments and arrows.
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.
Oliva featured in PAGE magazin 10.2010