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Tiina and Monopol

Let’s take a look today at Valentin Brustaux’s Tiina with Tomas Brousil’s Monopol.
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Tiina is a sturdy, contemporary serif face, drawn from no specific tradition or family line. Its low contrast and generous fit serve to keep the face both approachable and firmly affixed to the page. As a block of text, Tiina holds together exceptionally well.
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Monopol exists solely as an extra compressed, or skyline sans in a range of weights from very thin to as heavy as heavy goes. Its construction is that of the draftsman-inspired alphabets of the early to mid-twentieth century, with several well-considered exceptions in form and fit. Depending on final size, you may need to track Monopol open some. Together, Tiina and Monopol form a fine working relationship, each offering more than sufficient ground to allow its companion’s distinguishing characteristics take the role as the figure.

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Great Pairs land here each Wednesday. This great pair was originally published July 31, 2013.

Tabac

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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As Tomas Brousil’s Tabac was specifically designed to be used in newspapers and magazines, all styles are outfitted with full complements of arrows and stars, playing card and chess icons, weather icons, and so on. For us the sun always shines, even from behind the clouds.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

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