Playfair Display

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Font description

Playfair is a transitional design. In the European Enlightenment in the late 18th century, broad nib quills were replaced by pointed steel pens as the popular writing tool of the day. Together with developments in printing technology, ink, and paper making, it became to print letterforms of high contrast and delicate hairlines that were increasingly detached from the written letterforms.

This design lends itself to this period, and while it is not a revival of any particular design, it takes influence from the designs of John Baskerville and from ‘Scotch Roman’ designs. Being a Display (large size) design in the transitional genre, functionally and stylistically it can accompany Georgia for body text.

This is the main family, with a sibling Playfair Display SC small caps family. The main family downloaded font files include a full set of small caps, common ligatures, and discretionary ligatures.

Updated November 2017 with many small improvements and additional language support.

The Playfair project is led by Claus Eggers Sørensen, a type designer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. To contribute, see github.com/clauseggers/Playfair-Display

License: Open Font License - http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=OFL_web

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Font specimen

Playfair Display Regular

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Designer

Claus Eggers Sørensen

29 downloads

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License

License
Public Domain / GPL / OFL

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Kerning

Kerning
No
Kerning pair
0

File info

Copyright
Copyright 2017 The Playfair Display Project Authors (https://github.com/clauseggers/Playfair-Display), with Reserved Font Name "Playfair Display".
Family
Playfair Display
Sub Family
Regular
Full Name
Playfair Display Regular
License URL
http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
PostScript
PlayfairDisplay-Regular
Version
Version 1.200