+ WebFont

Starting from $29.00
One design sparks another. As Alejandro Paul experimented with the strokes and curves of the monoline script Business Penmanship, he discovered interesting new forms and shapes that didn't fit the Spencerian theme of that typeface.
Brownstone Sans Brownstone Sans Brownstone Sans Brownstone Sans Brownstone Sans Brownstone Sans Brownstone Sans Brownstone Sans Brownstone Sans
Foundry: Sudtipos
One design sparks another. As Alejandro Paul experimented with the strokes and curves of the monoline script Business Penmanship, he discovered interesting new forms and shapes that didn't fit the Spencerian theme of that typeface. These forms simmered in Ale's subconscious over the next three years, during which time he visited New York City, pored over rare type specimen books in the New York Public Library, and explored Brooklyn's neighborhoods.

Brownstone, the face born from these explorations, 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. And just as faces from that era were influenced by contemporary architecture, the frames included with Brownstone echo the ornate iron railings of Park Slope's row houses. (There's also a slight 1960s vibe to Brownstone, of novelty swash-sans photocompositing faces, that can be played up at your discretion.)
Influences aside, 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.

Brownstone includes character sets for Latin-based languages, including Western and Eastern European, Baltic, Turkish, Maltese, Celtic and Welsh. Over 1500 glyphs, including small capitals, swash characters, alternates, and ligatures, in both Light and Thin weights. Ornamental frames are also provided for both weights.

Design: Alejandro Paul
Foundry: Sudtipos
Once this item has been added to your cart, you can update the quantity of the option(s) you selected.
File Format: Fonts are available for Macintosh, Windows or as WebFonts. Available formats are listed in the Buying Options tab above.
Related
Populaire
Populaire
P22 Tuscan Expanded
P22 Tuscan Expanded
Blue Goblet Serif
Blue Goblet Serif
Psalta
Psalta
Impakt
Impakt
Jason Uncial
Jason Uncial
P22 Catalan
P22 Catalan
YWFT Whisky
YWFT Whisky
Kompress Pro
Kompress Pro
Sugarplum
Sugarplum
HWT Catchwords
HWT Catchwords
Smashing
Smashing
Mensura Slab Titling
Mensura Slab Titling
Groteska Extra Condensed
Groteska Extra Condensed
Crescendo
Crescendo
Something Fishy
Something Fishy
HWT Borders One
Sympathique
Sympathique
Unfurling
Unfurling
Mercy
Mercy
Urszula
SALE!
Urszula
Reerspeer
Reerspeer
Heraldic Devices Premium
SALE!
Heraldic Devices Premium
Grilled Cheese
Grilled Cheese
Need Help?