About this font family
Trench Rounded is part of the Trench superfamily, which also includes Trench Slab, and a special series of fonts designed to print text is very small point sizes – Trench Sans. All of the Trench fonts include large, prominent ink-traps. Trench Rounded was inspired by a classic piece of graphic design history: Wim Crouwel’s exhibition poster for the sculptor Claes Oldenburg. Those letterforms – even though they don’t bear formal resemblance to Trench Rounded – featured huge, rounded, cushion-like letterforms with distinctive ink-traps; they gave the letters enough depth to echo the softness in Oldenburg’s sculpture. There are a number of alternates included in each Trench Rounded font: the standard form of the capital “I” in all fonts has serifs; the “a” is two-storied and the “g” is single-storied. Over stylistic sets, users can access a capital “I” without serifs, a double-storied “g”, and alternate forms of “M”, “N”, “W”, and “w”.