Originally designed by Paul Barnes as headline type for the British magazine of fashion Harper’s & Queen, of Hearst Magazines UK, Austin is a loose revival of the typefaces cut by Richard Austin in the late 18th century.
Referencing Austin’s original creation, Paul Barnes turned up the contrast, tightened the spacing and came up with a fresh, new, bold and beautiful look for the constantly changing world of fashion.
Barnes himself describes the face as “a British Modern with the styling and sheen of New York in the 1970s.”
The Cyrillic version was designed in 2009 and 2016 by Ilya Ruderman (CTSM Fonts).
Case sensitive forms, contextual ligatures, standard ligatures, swashes, one stylistic set
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