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Quair Font

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QuairDesigner: Gareth Hague
Publisher: Alias
Quair was designed by Gareth Hague and released by Alias. Quair consists of 16 designs and household plan choices. p > The typeface that became Quair was originally planned as an extension of our Oban typeface. As it developed it became various enough to be a stand-alone, but connected typeface.

Quair blends typographic and graphic recommendation points, most significantly from market-stall trader lettering and from Thorowgood and Scotch nineteenth-century typefaces. Quair isn't an upgrading or redrawing of these. It adds different ideas to make a distinct, separate-looking typeface.

The lettering by Market stall traders to advertise their products has immediacy and economy, however is expressive and surprising. Letter shapes that look drawn however sense of being written in rather an easy, unfussy method. Shapes are big, ornamental but unrefined, Quair's lettershapes have this concept of being reduced. They are very little, because they do not have subtlety, however are characterful and specific. Round and Triangle serif choices highlight this idea of the letters as graphic shapes, and use a difference in focus in between curved and angular.

Like Oban, Quair takes inspiration from the Thorowgood, nineteenth century headline typefaces. These have striking and idiosyncratic illustration, with exuberent, bold letter shapes. As with the marketplace trader lettering their character and individuality is expressed through an economy of drawing, and the impact of the high contrast in between thick and thin.

Quair's character shapes have something of the sporadic, strenuous quality of Scotch typefaces. Scotch typefaces are understood for their utility aesthetic. Quair has something of this, but typographic subtlety has been reduced with a streamlined, graphic shape. Modulation has been replaced with binary thick/thin. An angular, basic and inelegant appearance, but functional and useable.

Font Family:
· Quair Round Regular
· Quair Round Italic
· Quair Round Bold
· Quair Round Bold Italic
· Quair Triangle Regular
· Quair Triangle Italic
· Quair Triangle Bold
· Quair Triangle Bold Italic
· Quair Round Headline Regular
· Quair Round Headline Italic
· Quair Round Headline Bold
· Quair Round Headline Bold Italic
· Quair Triangle Headline Regular
· Quair Triangle Headline Italic
· Quair Triangle Headline Bold
· Quair Triangle Headline Bold Italic

Tags: didone, display, headline, high contrast, modern, thorowgood

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