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Download nowDesigner: Rian Hughes
Publisher: Device
Broadside was designed by Rian Hughes and published by Device. Broadside contains 42 styles and family package options.  

Broadside is a versatile, authoritative and functional family inspired by the sans serifs seen on '40s and '50s patriotic posters and period advertising. It is available in seven weights across condensed, normal and extended widths, each with reweighed italics.

The type from this period was very often hand-drawn, and so differs considerably from poster to poster. Many American examples of this period use a Photo-Lettering style called Murray Hill and its derivatives, although their UK counterparts, designed by such luminaries as Abram Games or Tom Eckersley, are more stylistically diverse. Even though no single model is available to base a digitisation on, there are certain recurring stylistic quirks that give the type its unique flavour, and so the most interesting examples from several sources were be combined for the final family.

Alternate short descenders, allowing for tighter line spacing, can be toggled on or off in the Opentype panel of Indesign or Illustrator.

Tabular and lining numerals and a single-story 'a' are also available in all weights and styles.

Font Family:
· Broadside Thin Condensed
· Broadside Thin Condensed Italic
· Broadside Extra Light Condensed
· Broadside Extra Light Condensed Italic
· Broadside Light Condensed
· Broadside Light Condensed Italic
· Broadside Medium Condensed
· Broadside Medium Condensed Italic
· Broadside Demi Bold Condensed
· Broadside Demi Bold Condensed Italic
· Broadside Bold Condensed
· Broadside Bold Condensed Italic
· Broadside Heavy Condensed
· Broadside Heavy Condensed Italic
· Broadside Thin
· Broadside Thin Italic
· Broadside Extra Light
· Broadside Extra Light Italic
· Broadside Light
· Broadside Light Italic
· Broadside Medium
· Broadside Medium Italic
· Broadside Demi Bold
· Broadside Demi Bold Italic
· Broadside Bold
· Broadside Bold Italic
· Broadside Heavy
· Broadside Heavy Italic
· Broadside Thin Extended
· Broadside Thin Extended Italic
· Broadside Extra Light Extended
· Broadside Extra Light Extended Italic
· Broadside Light Extended
· Broadside Light Extended Italic
· Broadside Medium Extended
· Broadside Medium Extended Italic
· Broadside Demi Bold Extended
· Broadside Demi Bold Extended Italic
· Broadside Bold Extended
· Broadside Bold Extended Italic
· Broadside Heavy Extended
· Broadside Heavy Extended Italic


File Size: 15.65 MB


Tags: advertising, american, british, brochure, business, businesslike, classic, company, condensed, corporation, din, extended, family, folio, functional, industry, korolev, legible, logical, rational, superfamily, technology, tight leading

Release date: March 14, 2018

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