"Rough" Serif Font

hello seb's picture

Can anyone help id this beautiful font? Have a feeling its very contemporary, or its a heavily altered classic.

Cheers,

Seb

Ryuk's picture

Don't know this one but looks like they started from Times.

hrant's picture

Indeed.
Look how they did little to the difficult letters (like the "s", which is too light) resulting in a clumsy whole.

hhp

hello seb's picture

Really? I wonder then if they intended it to look clumsy? I rather like it myself. This is a publication from Bedford Press, which has close ties to Radim Peško, who I think designed this. He has a very interesting style and isn't afraid to buck trends:

http://www.radimpesko.com/fonts/larish-neue
http://www.radimpesko.com/fonts/f-grotesk

Ryuk's picture

Agree. Saw also the connection with Radim Peško and was actually my very first thought. Try sending an email to him, he might answer.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

“He has a very interesting style and isn't afraid to buck trends”

Dude. Look (really look) at the lowercase ‘g’ in Larish Neue. Why bother?

hrant's picture

Buck trends? Looking stupid is the trend!

hhp

hello seb's picture

I'm looking man. It was one of the first things I saw. I appreciate it because I find it interesting when someone like Pesko decides to put some ugly/character into his work, especially in todays context where 'perfect' curves and proportions are achievable. It kind've draws some parallels with old specimens, where 'imperfections' were often due to technological issues i.e paper quality. Pesko's moves these into a stylistic area. Which I'm not opposed to. But it's ok if you are! :)

hello seb's picture

Maybe trends was the wrong word, convention more like.

qkeave's picture

Radim definitely didn't do it and the press is not responding...

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