Agate is a modernistic type family. It has been initiated in 2016 as an experimental display font using custom made font variations to fit any available space. As a consequence it develops within different levels of width, from extra condensed to extra wide. It takes its name from the Agate, a family of stones composed of successive layers. A perfect metaphor for the different states of variations of the Agate family.
It was originally designed to be used as a display font for Strates, an architecture magazine edited by Baptiste Gerbelot Barillon who took part in the early days of the project. It has pursued it’s development since then. In late 2017 the rise and shine of a brand new standard Opentype format allowed the native support of font variations, making possible the use of its original goal to all.