Originally designed by David Berlow for small, on-screen text as Custer RE (Reading Edge), the current expansion by Richard Lipton makes it possible to integrate the Custer family into a number of new environments. The robust construction remains: high x-height, low contrast, and superior legibility; while the range has been extended with an additional medium weight. The Display and Subhead styles gained a semi-bold as well.
Spaced for bigger sizes and replete with additional details, Custer is at home in print or on screen. Corporate communication, infographics, brochures…. wherever there’s a lot of reading to be done. And specially for web designers, the different optical sizes, weights and widths are also available as a variable font.
The weights have been re-tuned: regular is a bit lighter and bold is bolder. Use the Small style to keep texts under 12 point crisp. Have a little more space to spread out but still need clarity? Take it up a notch with Text – suitable for 12-24 point. Subhead is where to turn for point sizes 24-48. Faced with a wide expanse to fill? Display is on the horizon for everything larger than 48 point.
Solidly crafted and with disciplined ornamentation, the balanced styles and weights of Custer form an interrelated composition. If you want to mix it up, consider pairing with Utile, Realist, Manteiga and Duos.
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