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Arbor, a Fresh Interpretation of Caslon Italian


Although its basic premise is similar to that of Trilby, Arbor is wide and has the familiar strong stroke contrast. The font’s lively personality is conveyed through gently curved “fills” for the crotches of the angled characters A, M, N, V, W; cute ball terminals on K, Q, R, f; the oversize dots on i and j; and the curled tail of the Q. While Trilby’s horizontal strokes suggest railroad tracks, the heavier ones of Arbor more closely resemble convicts’ stripes. This is a display face with a wink.

Read Paul Shaw’s review of Trilby in the October issue of Print.

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