Canela is a graceful display typeface that defies traditional classification. Designed by Miguel Reyes, its forms explore the ambiguous space between sans and serif, soft and sharp, modern and classical.
In its lightest weight, Canela is made delicate by its gently flared strokes. As the weight increases, it takes on a different feeling of warmth with a quiet confidence.
The italic features a set of alternate forms which gives different choice between a sharper or softer overall style.
Many people who spend time discussing and writing about type devote significant energy to categorization.
Organizing typefaces into neat groupings of text and display, serif and sans, humanist and geometric, or oldstyle, transitional, and modern, for example can help to make sense of the tangled and confusing web of typeface history, making the provenance and intended uses of different typefaces easier to grasp.