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27
Apr

Fab Font Friday ~ Brownstone

Friday, 27 April 2012. Tags



Brownstone is an original 21st-century design, yet one subtly infused with historical and cultural references – keen observers might spot influences from decorative typefaces of 19th-century foundries.

Brownstone has broad appeal to modern audiences. A soft, monoline sans-serif, with elements of Swiss geometry (see the ‘k’ and ‘x’), its marriage of highly legible, draftsman-like letterforms with decorative swashes and ornaments reflects – the old-meets-new aesthetic of the DIY craft culture seen in Brooklyn and other urban centers. It’s ornamental but unfussy, romantic but understated – a design theme well-suited to recession-era cynicism.

Great for: DIY Craft / Handmade Designs
Source: MyFonts

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