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Neil Patel is the designer behind Greyletter, an independent digital type foundry that crafts custom and retail fonts for creatives. Before founding Greyletter in 2009, Neil spent a decade working as a semiconductor process engineer specializing in sub-micron printing—an experience that compels him to balance the aesthetic with the technical. 




Named after the steadfast doctor from Albert Camus’ The PlagueRieux is an even-tempered slab-serif that is confident without being cocky and approachable without being casual. The aesthetic of Rieux is inspired by the industrial age. While the design is not directly derived from typefaces of that era, the shapes of letter-forms are informed by images of over-sized steel machines and the monolithic brick buildings that housed them. Rieuxis available in 5 weights and is ideal for catalogues, magazines, short publications and company collateral. In addition to supporting Western, Central and Eastern European languages, Rieux includes an array of OpenType features to provide a range of typographic options.

For applications where the typographic needs are not rigorous, a reduced character set version of Rieux is available. Called Rieux Minus, this version does not include any of the OpenType features, with the exception of ligatures. The language support in this version remains unchanged.

5 Styles
Rieux Light, Rieux Book, Rieux Regular, Rieux SemiBold, Rieux Bold

OpenType Features
Ligatures, Old Style Figures, Tabular Figures, Lining Figures, Small Caps, Superscript, Subscript, Fractions, Denominators, Numerators, Ordinals, Slashed Zero

Language Support:
Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Basic Greek

Please review at the EULA for terms of use.


Full family available for purchase directly from Greyletter.


Individual weights and families are also available for purchase from the following distributors.

YouWorkForThem                    MyFonts               Fontspring