Poplar

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Release Year
1990
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif, Gothic
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Adobe, FontShop, MyFonts
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Poplar is an Adobe Originals typeface designed by Barbara Lind in 1990 for the Adobe Wood Type series.

Poplar, a Gothic condensed, was designed from photographs taken by Rob Roy Kelly of the one surviving copy of J.M. Debow’s (& William Leavenworth’s) c.1838 specimen book Leavenworth’s Patent Wood Type, held at the New York Public Library. Leavenworth possessed unusual artistic abilities, and his treatment of the letterform counters as narrow slits made it the only wood type of its kind displayed during the nineteenth century.

Poplar is an excellent display face, its simplicity making it useful for a broad range of work.

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