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Miscellaneous > 17.1 Original Typeface – Text

FS Neruda

by Fontsmith

FS Neruda takes its name from Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, described as “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language”. As such, it’s a font informed by the very best literary typeface traditions. Smart, sharp and classical, FS Neruda bridges the gap between the classical and the offbeat. It’s clear and legible in body text, and in larger sizes becomes a different beast — livelier, quirkier, but no less sharp. This font started life in the world of newspapers and books and is the perfect storytelling typeface for savvy, inquiring readers whether in printed journals, hard news, short online missives or poetry. This is a truly classic typeface designed with long text setting in mind, thanks to its large x-height, and short ascenders and descenders. Influenced by typefaces such as Times, Sabon and Baskerville — notably their thin serifs and contrast — the designers aimed to make FS Neruda comfortable for the reader.

  • Creative Directors Jason Smith
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  • Designers Pedro Arilla
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