Richler font is an original type, full of personality in the drawing yet smooth in its composite effect. An open, evenly spaced book face, it is designed for both immersive reading and headlines. Display settings are animated by fine details informed by the seminal influence of the broad-nibbed pen on the Antiqua (old style) genre. Each letter is a study in thematic style, with a subtle, firmly crafted, slightly offbeat quality that mocks both artful pretension and dull conformity. Richler was commissioned in memory of Canadian author Mordecai Richler (1930-2001). Taking its cue from his masterpiece, the ingenious Postmodern tour de force Barney’s Version, the Richler typeface combines traditional quality of execution with present-day structure and functionality.
Designers: Nick Shinn