Austin Hairline

Credits

Designer(s)
Berton Hasebe, Paul Barnes
Foundry(ies)
Commercial Type
Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
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Classification
Serif, Old Style
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Commercial Type
Tags
display, high contrast, serif

Background

Originally designed for British style magazine Harper’s & Queen, Austin is a loose revival of the typefaces of Richard Austin of the late 18th century for the publisher John Bell. Working as a trade engraver Austin cut the first British modern and later the iconoclastic Scotch Roman. Available in a single weight that perfectly balances the thick and thin, Austin Hairline pushes the high contrast of the original to new extremes. Drawn by Berton Hasebe for Alex Grossman at WSJ, the weekend fashion and lifestyle magazine of the Wall Street Journal Austin Hairline is intended strictly for use at 100pt and above.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on October 16, 2011, 05:58pm EST

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