Chaparral

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Credits

Designer(s)
Carol Twombly
Foundry(ies)
Adobe Systems
Release Year
1997
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Slab Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Adobe, Linotype, FontShop
Tags
adobe, book, carol twombly, humanist, roman, slab serif

Background

Created by Adobe type designer Carol Twombly, Chaparral combines the legibility of slab serif designs popularized in the 19th century with the grace of 16th-century roman book lettering. The result is a versatile, hybrid slab-serif design, a unique addition to the Adobe Originals family of typefaces. Unlike geometric slab serif designs, Chaparral has varying letter proportions that give it an accessible and friendly appearance in all weights from light to bold. Like the drought-resistant brush that blooms on the arid coastal range near Twombly’s California home, Chaparral’s highly functional design is surprisingly beautiful.

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