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Broadside

Broadside Full family

Includes: Broadside Thin, Broadside Thin Italic, Broadside Extra Light, Broadside Extra Light Italic, Broadside Light, Broadside Light Italic, Broadside Medium, Broadside Medium Italic, Broadside Demi Bold, Broadside Demi Bold Italic, Broadside Bold, Broadside Bold Italic, Broadside Heavy, Broadside Heavy Italic

Broadside Essentials

Includes: Broadside Extra Light, Broadside Extra Light Italic, Broadside Medium, Broadside Medium Italic, Broadside Bold, Broadside Bold Italic

About Broadside
Broadside is a versatile, authoritative and functional family inspired by the sans serifs seen on ’40s and ’50s posters and advertising. The type from this period was very often hand-drawn, and so differs considerably from poster to poster. Even though no single model is available to base a digitisation on, there are certain recurring stylistic quirks that give the type its unique flavour, and so the most interesting examples from several sources were be combined for the final family. Alternate short descenders, allowing for tighter line spacing, can be toggled on or off in the Opentype panel. Tabular and lining numerals and a single-story ‘a’ are also available in all weights and styles.
Designed by
Rian Hughes
Current release
Jan 1, 2001
Initial release
Jan 1, 2001
Script(s)
Latin
Language support
Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, Baltic, Turkish, Romanian
Features
Stylistic Alternates, Standard Ligatures, Proportional Figures, Tabular Figures
Font formats
.OTF
Individual weights & styles (14 fonts)
Thin, Thin Italic, Extra Light, Extra Light Italic, Light, Light Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Demi Bold, Demi Bold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Heavy, Heavy Italic
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