Cholla Sans Thin
Cholla Sans Thin Italic
Cholla Sans Italic
Cholla Sans Bold
Cholla Sans Bold Italic
Cholla Wide Regular
Cholla Wide Italic
Cholla Wide Bold
Cholla Wide Bold Italic
Cholla Wide Ultra Bold
Cholla Slab Thin
Cholla Slab Thin Oblique
Cholla Slab Regular
Cholla Slab Regular Oblique
Cholla Slab Bold
Cholla Slab Bold Oblique
Cholla Slab Ultra Bold
Cholla Slab Ultra Bold Oblique
Language Support & Font Formats
OTF, WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF
Extended Latin character set covering the following languages:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Gaelic (Manx), Gaelic (Scottish), Galician, German, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Karelian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Maltese, Moldavian (Latin), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, Sami, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh
All Roman and Italic weights include the same set of glyphs.
Desktop fonts are in OpenType-CFF (Postscript) format. Please contact Emigre Fonts for more information.
Webfonts are provided in WOFF and EOT formats for use with the CSS @font-face rule. Please contact Emigre Fonts for more information.
Mobile App Fonts
For Mobile app fonts please contact Emigre Fonts for more information.
The Cholla™ typeface family was designed in 1998-99 and named after a species of cactus indigenous to the Mojave Desert. Cholla was originally developed for Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Denise Gonzales Crisp, then art director of the college’s design office, collaborated with Sibylle Hagmann to design a family of typefaces that would include a vast variation of font weights. This diversity of weights was applied to echo the institution’s different areas of study, yet the fonts were to exhibit a unified feel. Formally the individual styles have slightly varying personalities with subtly distinct ideas applied. For example, Cholla Sans Bold includes letterforms with their own peculiar details, rather than being a linear interpolated bolder Sans Regular.
All weights share a tapered curve marked out as, for example, in the lowercase a’s bottom transition from the stem into the bowl as their unifying detail. The Cholla family was first used in the radically designed 1999/2000 Art Center catalog, which won a honorable mention in I.D. magazine and was featured in EYE, 31.
Cholla’s original weight range included 12 different styles. Today a modern classic, the type family is offered in many contemporary type formats with an extended range of 20 styles bundled into Sans, Slab, Wide, and Unicase subgroups. The Cholla fonts are distributed by the Emigre type foundry.