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Meet Quainton

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Sawdust, a graphic design studio, just launced a new typeface called Quainton and it is beautiful. Named after its creator Jonathon Quainton, it is a blend of Didone and Bauhaus characteristics; two of my favorite typefaces so imagine my excitement. It took Jonathan 8 years until he rediscovered the project and proceeded to work on it again. I am just in awe with this typeface. Jonathan mentions that it is a “a labour of love” and you can definitely see that being conveyed in the typeface. “I remember being in awe of typefaces like Bodoni and Didot at the time,” Jonathan says of his original inspiration for Quainton. “[The typeface] may come as a surprise to those familiar with our work, but part of our explorative process is looking at the past, not only the future.”

Quainton is available through foundry HypeForType.

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2 Comments

  1. rlacy wrote:

    Wow, this is a gorgeous typeface. The letter forms are very elegant and I really like the look of the Q, it’s got a kind of old cartoony devil tail.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:13 pm | Permalink
  2. keike wrote:

    This is stunning! I have designed a couple simple hand lettered fonts, but the hardest part is making them unique enough to stand out on their own, without being boring. I could stare at this one all day, the slight uniqueness of those letters really pull the whole thing together.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm | Permalink