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Broadside downloadDesigner: Rian Hughes
Publisher: Device
Designed by Rian Hughes, Broadside is a sans serif font family. This typeface has forty-two styles and was published by Device.

Broadside is a versatile, authoritative and functional family inspired by the sans serifs seen on ’40s and ’50s patriotic posters and period advertising. It is available in seven weights across condensed, normal and extended widths, each with reweighed italics.

The type from this period was very often hand-drawn, and so differs considerably from poster to poster. Many American examples of this period use a Photo-Lettering style called Murray Hill and its derivatives, although their UK counterparts, designed by such luminaries as Abram Games or Tom Eckersley, are more stylistically diverse. Even though no single model is available to base a digitisation on, there are certain recurring stylistic quirks that give the type its unique flavour, and so the most interesting examples from several sources were be combined for the final family.

Alternate short descenders, allowing for tighter line spacing, can be toggled on or off in the Opentype panel of Indesign or Illustrator.

Tabular and lining numerals and a single-story ‘a’ are also available in all weights and styles.

Font Family:
· Broadside Thin
· Broadside Thin Italic
· Broadside Extra Light
· Broadside Extra Light Italic
· Broadside Light
· Broadside Light Italic
· Broadside Medium
· Broadside Medium Italic
· Broadside Demi Bold
· Broadside Demi Bold Italic
· Broadside Bold
· Broadside Bold Italic
· Broadside Heavy
· Broadside Heavy Italic
· Broadside Condensed Thin
· Broadside Condensed Thin Italic
· Broadside Condensed Extra Light
· Broadside Condensed Extra Light Italic
· Broadside Condensed Light
· Broadside Condensed Light Italic
· Broadside Condensed Medium
· Broadside Condensed Medium Italic
· Broadside Condensed Demi Bold
· Broadside Condensed Demi Bold Italic
· Broadside Condensed Bold
· Broadside Condensed Bold Italic
· Broadside Condensed Heavy
· Broadside Condensed Heavy Italic
· Broadside Extended Thin
· Broadside Extended Thin Italic
· Broadside Extended Extra Light
· Broadside Extended Extra Light Italic
· Broadside Extended Light
· Broadside Extended Light Italic
· Broadside Extended Medium
· Broadside Extended Medium Italic
· Broadside Extended Demi Bold
· Broadside Extended Demi Bold Italic
· Broadside Extended Bold
· Broadside Extended Bold Italic
· Broadside Extended Heavy
· Broadside Extended Heavy Italic

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