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The typeface EngelNewSerif is a corresponding serif family, with weights matching those of EngelNewSans.
EngelNewSerif came about as a sibling to EngelNewSans. To make the light weights function with serifs attached, I applied the same low stroke contrast as seen in EngelNewSans, I further found that the serifs and the stem width had to be optically similar for the light weights not to appear too fragile. In the heavy weights however, I made the stroke contrast higher than in the Sans versions, this I did to open up the counters and make room for the serifs to breathe.
The original Engel typeface was designed for a wide usage in running text and headlines. I wanted to support this idea and extend the options even further by developing a serif version and new extreme weights. My intention is to motivate an element of play and give the designer a larger selection from which to choose.