The first version of Stella dates from 1999, it was conceived as a sans to be used as text typeface and was first used as body font in Surf Portugal magazine. In the subsequent years I've personally designed in many other projects where Stella proved to be highly legible and elegant making a good companion for many classic text fonts. It was first designed in the simple form of four basic styles, regular, bold and their matching italics. In 2010 we have finally concluded the new Steall 2 with six additional weights, now ranging form Extralight to Heavy. The OpenType version of Stella includes an extended character set supporting most of latin based languages. Small caps, figure sorts, fractions, etc. are easily accessible through OpenType features.