Johnston

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Designer(s)
Edward Johnston
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Release Year
1913
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Classification
Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
Original Format
Wood
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Johnston (or Johnston Sans) is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by and named after Edward Johnston. The capitals of the typeface are based on Roman square capitals, and the lower-case on the humanistic minuscule, the handwriting in use in Italy in the fifteenth century. In this, it marked a break with the kinds of sans serif previously used, sometimes known as grotesque, which tended to have squarer shapes.

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