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Ballast packs a punch

Ben Kiel’s new typeface Ballast is here, hot on the heels of the release of Cedar. Version 0.1 of both typefaces are available exclusively from Future Fonts. Ballast’s strong but playful voice comes from a unique strategy to shift weight into balance while maintaining tight clearances. Bulky shapes pack into spaces carved out of other strokes, creating curled counterforms that provide a diversion from the monotonous rhythm of slab serifs.

Read more… February 4, 2020