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Dair Font

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DairDesigners: Carl Dair, Nick Shinn
Publisher: Shinntype
Dair was designed by Carl Dair, Nick Shinn and published by Shinntype. Dair contains 5 styles and household bundle choices. p > Designer: Carl Dair

Revived by: Nick Shinn

A restoration of the first Canadian-designed typeface, which was completed by Carl Dair in 1967 and called after 16th century explorer Jacques Cartier, who mapped the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the 1530s.

The style is identified by ascenders which tower significantly above the capitals, by condensed italic minuscules inclined at a mere 6 degrees-and by its extensive compassion for the core principles of the roman type form, originating over 500 years ago.

The revival was made from a printed example of the face, in the The Magic Fiddler, and Other Legends of French Canada by Claude Aubry, released in 1968.

Dair 67 and Dair 67 Italic will produce facsimiles of the original font styles' typesetting.

Dair and Dair Italic are fully-featured 21st century fonts.

Dair TBNT is specifically fitted and kerned for the Tight But Not Touching design of the 1970s (especially different from both Optical kerning and tracked-in Dair).

Font Family:
· Dair
· Dair Italic
· Dair 67
· Dair 67 Italic
· Dair TBNT

Tags: canadian, carl, cartier, centennial, display, headline, oldstyle, serif, text

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