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2023
Family (all variable versions)
  • Desktop
    $200
  • Web
    $200
  • App
    $300

Roslindale Variable Full

48px
The letters of the Basque alphabet are the 26 letters
  • Desktop
    $150
  • Web
    $150
  • App
    $225
Optical size
Slant
Weight
The letters of the Basque alphabet are the 26 letters

Roslindale Variable Display Condensed

48px
The letters of the Basque alphabet are the 26 letters
  • Desktop
    $150
  • Web
    $150
  • App
    $225
Slant
Weight
The letters of the Basque alphabet are the 26 letters

Roslindale Variable Deck

48px
The letters of the Basque alphabet are the 26 letters
  • Desktop
    $150
  • Web
    $150
  • App
    $225
Slant
Weight
Width
The letters of the Basque alphabet are the 26 letters

Roslindale Variable Text

48px
The letters of the Basque alphabet are the 26 letters
  • Desktop
    $150
  • Web
    $150
  • App
    $225
Slant
Weight
The letters of the Basque alphabet are the 26 letters
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.

The collection includes utilitarian styles as well as Display style that allow for more dramatic flourish. All three optical sizes are available as variable fonts with slant and weight axes.

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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