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Buslingthorpe Full family

Includes: Buslingthorpe Regular, Buslingthorpe Italic, Buslingthorpe Small Caps

About Buslingthorpe
Here, Shinn set himself the formal challenge of designing a typeface that would outdo, in dramatic fashion, two iconic early 20th century designs from the heyday of the tiny x-height genre, Koch Antiqua (Rudolf Koch, Klingspor Foundry, 1922) and Lucian (Lucian Bernhard, Bauer Foundry, 1925). While these have x-heights of around 41% of ascender height, Buslingthorpe clocks in at 29%. It emerged during the design process that such exaggerated proportion was feasible, while retaining a modicum of readability, with the assistance of the extensive kerning available in digital fonts—to mitigate the awkwardness of cap to lower case combinations; and the occasional contextual alternate.
Designed by
Nick Shinn
Current release
Mar 24, 2021
Initial release
Mar 24, 2021
Language support
Western Europe,Central/Eastern Europe,Baltic,Turkish,Romanian
Contextual Alternates, Standard Ligatures, Small Capitals, Small Capitals from Capitals, Case-sensitive Forms, Lining Figures, Old-style Figures, Proportional Figures, Tabular Figures
Font formats
Individual weights & styles (3 fonts)
Regular, Italic, Small Caps
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