Font Family: Duplicate Ionic, Number of fonts: 12*OTF, Type Foundry: Commercial Type, Designer: Christian Schwartz, Miguel Reyes, Design date: 2013
The bracketed serifs & ball terminals of the traditional Clarendon, also known as Ionic, first emerged in Britain in the middle of the 19th century. Combining these structures with a contemporary interpretation of Antique Olive seems counterintutive, but this unexpected marriage feels natural. Mark Porter and Simon Esterson provided a much needed deadline for their 2013 redesign of the Neue Züricher Zeitung am Sonntag. As the Ionic genre has traditionally been popular for newspapers, Duplicate Ionic is a natural choice for long texts, though its appealing personality suits display use as well. The romans are a collaboration between Christian Schwartz and Miguel Reyes, but the italic is fully Reyes’s creation, departing fully from the sloped romans seen in Duplicate Sans and Slab with a true cursive lowercase.