Christoph Koeberlin’s Pangea is more condensed than a normal geometric sans. Another trait is the consequence between the compactness and closeness, while diagonal terminals and round dots make for a friendly appearance. He successfully manages the balancing act between narrow grotesque typefaces and geometric ones. This approach is also demonstrated in the rather large x-height as well as the barely open forms, but also in the unusual ‘spectacle-g’, double-story a and l with foot. The more common single-story ‘g’ and ‘a’ as well as the straight ‘l’ are, of course, accessible as OpenType alternatives.
The second member of the family, Pangea Text, is built upon the same foundations but aims to improve legibility. With longer ascenders and descenders, more open forms, slight ink traps and more generous spacing, this variant is great for use in extensive texts and is particularly good for use in small sizes as well as on screens.