At 15:30 +0100 24-11-2003, Jef Tombeur wrote:
>R. Nicholas is still the head of the Monotype studio
He's just released a NEW typeface: Felbridge.
Not the world's most original typeface -- it is a bit of a me-too
product next to DIN, Conduit etc. -- but pleasant enough. Standard
numerals are 'hanging', which used to be pretty rare for a
geometrically inclined sans. This is probably a sign that, although
the website copy gives us functionalist motives ("I wanted a
straightforward sans serif with strong, clear letterforms which would
not degrade when viewed in low resolution environments.") what the
font really addresses is the aesthetics of a niche market: that
particular group of book and magazine designers who like their stuff
to look cool -- well, just above freezing -- and typically shop for
sanserifs at The Foundry, FontFont or FontSmith...
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