Poynter Old Style Display

Credits

Designer(s)
Tobias Frere-Jones
Foundry(ies)
Font Bureau
Release Year
1997-2000
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Old Style
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
FontBureau
Tags
economical, large x-height, newspaper, old-style, plantin, readability

Background

In the sixteen-seventies, Christopher Plantin was the largest publisher of his day. Hendrik van den Keere cut for him an astounding series of romans. As Stanley Morison once observed, such types adopted features of Flemish blackletter to strengthen elegant French romans. Large on the body, strong in color, economical in fit, widely (if anonymously) distributed, they established effective standards for all that followed; FB 1997“2000

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