RST Silvestre is an innovative variable typeface with two principal axes: vertical and horizontal weight. The groundbreaking aspect of Silvestre is its horizontal weight which offers the unique ability to modify and explore the typeface's serif contrast. The distinct personality of Silvestre is most evident at its most extreme weights, on the other hand, the intermediate styles encourage users to engage with the typeface, discovering its experimental and playful typographic expressions. This grants Silvestre a level of flexibility and adaptability that renders it suitable for a wide range of applications, from striking headlines and logos to straightforward text content.
Given its experimental nature, traditional style names did not adequately capture the essence or fulfill the intent behind the typeface. Thus, we have introduced a naming system for its styles. The names are selected to echo the typeface’s characteristics, allowing combinations like Sharp, Blunt, Solid, Strong, and Hard to be paired with Light, Regular, Bold, Black, and so on.
Silvestre's aesthetic is heavily influenced by two contrasting sources. The first is the industrial robustness of 19th-century wood type, which lends the typeface a sense of timeless strength. The second key influence is the psychedelic posters of the 1960s, which infuse the typeface with a funky essence. This combination results in Silvestre’s defining playful and energetic character.