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Paroli Font

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ParoliDesigner: Elena Scheider
Publisher: Elefont
Created by Elena Scheider, Paroli is a hand screen and brush show font released by Elefont.

Designed by Elena Schneider, Paroli is the "ludic equivalent of Eskorte," a serif she established at Reading University. Paroli ended up being a relative playground, allowing Schneider to keep her strictness with Eskorte.

It's stealthily basic in its appearance. However as somebody who has actually attempted their hand at developing the sort of characters that would feel at home in among Lucian Bernhard's plakatstil designs, I appreciate Schneider for creating a typeface that feels so authentic in how it honors its referrals, however isn't larded down with pastiche.

While rooted in the distinct marks of a brush, Paroli's sharp edges and effectively pared-down kinds have hand-drawn origins, allowing them to hit a point of minimalism right before their character would begin to vanish. The flares and partial joins of the strokes are well placed, assisting to manage the wonderful official eccentricities of blackletter rendered with such weight. But that "brushy temper" offers Paroli a friendly swell and a vibrant rhythm that counter the frequently bellicose nature of blackletter forms.

It's natural to see Paroli as restricted because of its visual parentage, but I believe it's well worth bearing in mind for any big, bold typesetting scenario where just a few words are doing all of the heavy lifting and a special character is called for.
( by Chris Rugen for Typographica's "Our Favorite Typefaces of 2014")

.Font Family: Paroli Regular

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