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The Lifelong Republicans Who Love Bernie SandersThe Lifelong Republicans Who Love Bernie Sanders
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The Latin alphabet was used in the earliest Asturian texts. Although the Academia de la Llingua Asturiana published orthographic rules in 1981, different spelling rules are used in Terra de Miranda.The Latin alphabet was used in the earliest Asturian texts. Although the Academia de la Llingua Asturiana published orthographic rules in 1981, different spelling rules are used in Terra de Miranda.
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Acabáronse las vísperas, y la fiesta de Santa Ana, y quedó Preciosa algo cansada; pero tan celebrada de hermosa, de aguda y de discreta, y de bailadora, que a corrillos se hablaba della en toda la Corte. De allí a quince días volvió a Madrid con otras tres muchachas, con sonajas y con un baile nuevo, todas apercebidas de romances y de cantarcillos alegres, pero todos honestos. Pusiéronse a bailar a la sombra en la calle de Toledo, y de los que las venían siguiendo se hizo luego un gran corro; y en tanto que bailaban.Acabáronse las vísperas, y la fiesta de Santa Ana, y quedó Preciosa algo cansada; pero tan celebrada de hermosa, de aguda y de discreta, y de bailadora, que a corrillos se hablaba della en toda la Corte. De allí a quince días volvió a Madrid con otras tres muchachas, con sonajas y con un baile nuevo, todas apercebidas de romances y de cantarcillos alegres, pero todos honestos. Pusiéronse a bailar a la sombra en la calle de Toledo, y de los que las venían siguiendo se hizo luego un gran corro; y en tanto que bailaban.
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Prince John held his high festival in the Castle of Ashby. This was not the same building of which the stately ruins still interest the traveller, and which was erected at a later period by the Lord Hastings, High Chamberlain of England, one of the first victims of the tyranny of Richard the Third, and yet better known as one of Shakspeare’s characters than by his historical fame. The castle and town of Ashby, at this time, belonged to Roger de Quincy.Prince John held his high festival in the Castle of Ashby. This was not the same building of which the stately ruins still interest the traveller, and which was erected at a later period by the Lord Hastings, High Chamberlain of England, one of the first victims of the tyranny of Richard the Third, and yet better known as one of Shakspeare’s characters than by his historical fame. The castle and town of Ashby, at this time, belonged to Roger de Quincy.
About

Roslindale gets its unique attitude from the reverberation of sharp serifs against bulbous, round shapes. In her interpretation of DJR’s design for the Cyrillic script, Serbia-based type designer Jovana Jocić has taken Roslindale’s interplay of sharps and rounds to the next level.

Roslindale builds on the model of De Vinne, a quirky oldstyle from 1892 named after the famed 19th-century printer. But while De Vinne was at times a bit blotchy and uneven, Roslindale’s tight spacing and slick curves lean more towards the 1970s interpretations of the style.

Jocić stays true to this visual style and adapts it expertly to the Cyrillic script. From the spikes on the bottom of Д to the the curled ball terminals of й, she uses every opportunity to coax the tension out of these disparate shapes. This tension is present in upright and Italic styles, with Bulgarian and Serbian alternates.

Roslindale Deck Narrowis narrower and tighter than Roslindale Text, with a higher contrast between thicks and thins. Even though Deck optical sizes may have started with a relatively specialised use in newspapers and magazines, there are numerous use cases for medium-size-optimised fonts in contemporary typography, from the large text sizes used in many single-column blogs to blurbs, embedded tweets, and advertising copy.

Features

Small capitals, standard ligatures, proportional lining figures, proportional oldstyle figures, ordinals, fractions, denominator, numerator, subscript / inferiors, superscript / superiors, ten stylistic sets

Languages

Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish), Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ingush, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish (lat), Kyrghiz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Moldavian (cyr), Mongolian (cyr), Mongolian (lat), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spain, Swedish, Tadzhik, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek (lat)

Authors

David Jonathan Ross

David Jonathan Ross is a type designer from LA, graduate of Hampshire College, founder of the artist residence Open Studio and co-curator of an archive of the cursive signs of Los Angeles.

Since May 2017, Ross has been sending one font a month to the Font of the Month’s subscribers, all while sharing the scripts for improving those on GitHub for free. Many of his popular typefaces — such as Fit, Forma, or Roslindale — first appeared precisely in those letters to the members of the Font of the Month.

Jovana Jocic

Jovana Jocic is a type designer & lettering artist from Belgrade, Serbia. After receiving a MA in Type Design at the University of Arts in Belgrade, she graduated from the Type and Media course. Currently Jovana is working as a freelance type designer focusing on Latin and Cyrillic scripts, and providing consultations on Cyrillic. Born and raised in Eastern Europe, Jovana aspires to raise awareness and public knowledge of non-Latin scripts and their role in contemporary design.

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