Designed by Tiro Typeworks, John Hudson, Paul Hanslow, Kaja Słojewska
Castoro began as a synthesis of aspects of assorted Dutch types from the 16–18th Centuries and was initially made for the Indic fonts that Tiro produced for Harvard University Press. In this version, we have retained the extensive diacritic set for transliteration of South Asian languages and added additional characters for an increased number of European languages.
Castoro is named for the North American beaver, Castor canadensis. Robust serif text types with extensive language and typographic layout support are sometimes referred to as 'workhorse' types. Castoro may be thought of as a busy beaver.
The roman was designed by John Hudson, and the italic with his Tiro colleague Paul Hanslow, assisted by Kaja Słojewska.
To contribute, see github.com/TiroTypeworks/Castoro.
You can download font files directly and install them with Font Book. However, it’ll be much easier to install these fonts with RightFont — the best font manager for Mac.
These fonts are licensed under the Open Font License.
You can use them freely in your products & projects - print or digital, commercial or otherwise.