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Like my earlier design, Manicotti, Trilby uses the nineteenth century French Clarendon as its jumping-off point. This genre is characterized by its backwards arrangement of thicks and thins: the typically-dominant vertical stems are reduced in weight, letting the big slab serifs create a thick, horizontal, railroad track effect along a line of type.

But everything that Manicotti is — cheesy, over-the-top, and stereotypically Western — Trilby isn’t. In Trilby, I pushed aside the French Clarendon’s usual showy excess, and focused on the effects of unconventional weight on an open, contemporary letter structure.

Trilby’s subtlety also makes it more surprisingly versatile. While most reversed stress faces are pigeon-holed to a few words on a poster, Trilby can set paragraphs. It is cuter and quainter than your average slab, and transcends mere novelty as a wholly useful contemporary design with offbeat charm and subtle wit.

MOUNTAIN
Beachcomber
PLURALIZE
Discontinued
ORCHARDS
Hairsbreadth
RECEIVING
Knuckleballs
EXPLOSION
Reverberation
GIGABYTES
Simultaenous
FRESHMEN
Enchantment
DREAMERS
Neoclassicist

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Trilby Family 8 styles
100 Mini
  • Trilby Regular. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Trilby Regular
  • Trilby Italic. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Trilby Italic
  • Trilby Medium. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Trilby Medium
  • Trilby Medium Italic. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Trilby Medium Italic
  • Trilby Bold. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Trilby Bold
  • Trilby Bold Italic. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Trilby Bold Italic
  • Trilby Black. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Trilby Black
  • Trilby Black Italic. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Trilby Black Italic

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