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Buslingthorpe Font Family was designed by Nick Shinn and published by Shinntype. Buslingthorpe contains 3 styles and family package options.

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About Buslingthorpe Font Family

What intrigued me about Buslingthorpe was the virtuoso challenge it presented, of designing a typeface that would, despite a ridiculously tiny x-height, still possess a coherent harmony betwen upper and lower case, and read confortably. At the same time, beyond pure plastic formality, I was aware that there are strong connotations of historicism in this noble style, with overtones of regal magnificence, on account of the extravagant leading and generous point size required for adequate visibility—in traditional letterpress printing such proportions, with so few characters per square inch, were pricey and devoured resources. There are two iconic early 20th century designs in the genre: Koch Antiqua (Rudolf Koch, Klingspor Foundry, 1922) and Lucian (Lucian Bernhard, Bauer Foundry, 1925). Both these have x-heights smaller than fifty percent of ascender height, which nominally defines the category. So I made these my benchmarks, and determined to outdo them in dramatic fashion. —Nick Shinn, Orangeville, March 2021

Designers: Nick Shinn

Publisher: Shinntype

Foundry: Shinntype

Design Owner: Shinntype

MyFonts debut: Mar 27, 2021


About Shinntype

These are Nick Shinn’s designs, firmly rooted in the best of the European and North American typographic tradition as it continually evolves. They are solid in text, providing all the bells and whistles of expert typography, and smart in display, with an impeccable attention to detail. Building on his experience as an art director and graphic designer in the 1980s and 90s, and as a pioneer of digital media, Nick launched Shinntype—one of the first online type foundries—in 1998. Shinntype now presents a rich and eclectic catalogue of unique fonts, tailored to contemporary taste.

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