New release: Austin Hairline by Berton Hasebe and Paul Barnes


When we first designed Austin in the middle of the last decade, we always imagined that it was as extreme as it could possibly be. Well of course it wasn't, as our new release Austin Hairline amply demonstrates. Designed by Berton Hasebe in a single weight, it really can only be used in the largest sizes: 100 point and above. Commissioned originally for WSJ, the weekend fashion lifestyle magazine of the Wall Street Journal it pushes the contrast between thick and thin strokes to the maximum. Its design will seem suitable in editorial design and where large type is needed; posters, advertising hoardings, and the largest of book titles. Particularly exquisite are the wonderfully elegant and fine italic swash capitals. Click here to see more.