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Barbou Font

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BarbouDesigners: Pierre Fournier, Rory Snow
Publisher: Besnowed
Barbou was designed by Pierre Fournier, Rory Snow and released by Besnowed. Barbou contains 7 designs and household plan options. The typeface is presently # 46 in Hot New Fonts. p >

Barbou was originally cut in 1925 by Monotype as a counterpart to Fournier, siblings that were various in design however both based upon the work of Pierre-Simon Fournier. Whether by option, mishap or oversight, Fournier was protected digitally, and Barbou was lost to history.

Barbou was significantly utilized by Stanley Morrison, in particular as the face of The Fleuron. I fell for Barbou when I saw it, and knew that I wished to bring it to a new generation of designers and readers.

This is a revival of Barbou, a loyal recutting with new weights, characters and a number of the finest features that modern-day typeface technology brings. Specific attention was paid to the initial Monotype Barbou 178 specimen sheet.

Originally only offered in a single weight, Barbou has been recut with a variable weight, offering a big degree of flexibility in between Regular and Vibrant. Barbou excels as a comfortable reading face for books, and the variable weight allows you to tweak the darkness and texture of the page in such a way never before possible.

Barbou has an unique softness, and this revival of Barbou preserves much of the effect the medium of metal type had on the letterforms. This leads to a discreetly rounded yet specified type, elegant not used, with the utmost attention and regard to the smallest of details.

Barbou was initially cut with disparate x-heights for roman and italic, and this revival of Barbou includes both the initial italic, along with a new italic upgraded at the exact same height as the roman. In Fournier's time, roman and italic would not be mixed on the very same line, however the type must change to satisfy the requirements of a new generation.

Barbou also features special ligatures and alternates, old style numbers, little caps and a complete Greek alphabet.

Barbou is ideal for books and anywhere a comfy reading face is needed, and excels in versatility.

Font Family:
· Barbou Variable
· Barbou Variable Italic
· Barbou Regular
· Barbou Italic
· Barbou Old Italic
· Barbou Bold
· Barbou Italic Bold

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