The author discusses the process of creating the Bona Nova font family. The starting point of the project was the existing Bona typeface, originally created in the 1970s and manufactured as metal type. The project started with a digital revival of the old Bona typeface design, which was followed by the creation of new Regular and Bold variants to create a functional workhorse font family. This new Bona Nova family was supplemented with several display and titling styles. The result was released digitally in the OpenType font format.