Adelle Sans is a feel-good typeface. It’s not your typical description, to say that this typeface is a happy one, but it really is. Although typefaces are usually indicative of personalities or traits (and we often talk of the friendly or the formal, masculine or feminine), Adelle Sans manages to capture one of the most desired of human emotions: cheerfulness.
It pulls you in with the promise of good tidings to come, and captures your attention with its simplicity of form and elegance of movement. This a typeface meant for reading and for communication. It’s a delicate balance that works wonderfully well in this design.
Adelle Sans is uncomplicated and friendly, and its applications are varied. This is a typeface that is well crafted and very nicely thought out. Especially interesting are the obliques in all of the available weights. It’s a rare occurrence to find a typeface family where the obliques/italics offer such a tempting alternative to the upright, but this is one such occasion. Adelle Sans is not an upright design that got lumped with an oblique version; it’s a family of both upright and oblique variants that are equally compelling in their own right.