Aldo Pro is a contemporary sans serif OpenType font family I published in 2016. It is the evolution of the free Aldo Semi-bold font published on dafont.com in 2007, which has been downloaded over 800k times. With 8 weights, from hairline to black and an extended latin character set of 690 glyphs, Aldo Pro is suitable for all typesetting needs.
I started working on the first Aldo sketches in 2004 during my studies at Ecole de Recherche Graphique. I went through many iterations before I had a result I was proud showing as my degree work. Eventually I published it on dafont in January of 2007 and it has been downloaded over 800.000 times since. It was my first venture into type design and I didn’t expect it would get so much attention. But what did I know back then. Eventually I started seeing the font everywhere, so I started collecting.
Almost 10 years later I finalised the Aldo Pro font family which has an extended latin character set of 690 glyphs and 8 weights. The x-height has been reduced to make for a less condensed, more legible font, which makes it more useful for body text than before. By popular demand the X glyphs have been changed to a more ‘classic’ shape. The font also contains some useful ligatures now.