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Nylon Draylon

Nylon Draylon Full family

Includes: Nylon Regular, Draylon Regular

About Nylon Draylon
Nylon is based on pre-16th century letterforms. The source material contained many unusual and manic shapes—as if these classical forms had over time, become perverted and demonic. Draylon is a restrained counterpart to Nylon; based on letterforms from 18th century ceramics. Both drawn with a crude digital awkwardness—acknowledging the tool of the computer in the design process, mixing together easily. Nylon's name is an urban myth that DuPont was trying to imbue their new wonder polymer with sophistication; using a conflation of New York and London (NY-Lon). Draylon's name is an intentional misspelling of 'Dralon', the acrylic furnishing material now known for being tacky yet fashionable.
Designed by
Jonathan Barnbrook
Current release
Sep 1, 2016
Initial release
Sep 1, 1997
Language support
Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Crimean Tatar (Latin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, German, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Karelian, Kirundi, Kurdish (Latin), Ladin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Māori Norn, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Palauan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romani, Romanian, Sango, Sámi (Northern), Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tokelauan, Tsonga, Turkish, Umbundu, Veps, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu
Stylistic Alternates, Discretionary Ligatures, Superscript, Proportional Figures, Tabular Figures
Font formats
Individual weights & styles (2 fonts)
Regular, Regular
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