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Preface Font Family was designed by Nick Shinn and published by Shinntype. Preface contains 12 styles and family package options.

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About Preface Font Family

Preface vs. Helvetica/Futura/Gill: a different strategy of text color. Whereas the established classes of sans serif typeface achieve a dynamic balance between stroke and space by combining a diversity of letterform with an evenness of fit, Preface switches the emphasis, driving out diagonals to create a dominant harmony of curves and perpendiculars, matched with a greater variety of inter-character space shapes—the result of extra width introduced in the “f” and “t”, and by the openness that accompanies the wide tails of the “ a” and “l”, the long ear of the “r”, and the serif of the “i”. En masse, and in keeping with the present trend in typography, Preface exhibits a coarser texture than the traditional sans serif faces, but one that is nonetheless even and precise. With tabular, oldstyle figures.

Designers: Nick Shinn

Publisher: Shinntype

Foundry: Shinntype

Design Owner: Shinntype

MyFonts debut: Feb 20, 2004

Preface® is a registered trademark of Shinn Type Foundry Inc., and Shinntype is a registered trademark of Shinn Type Foundry Inc.

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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