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What is the Beaufort® font?

This type is almost a sans serif. It has legibility proportions, and a very large, useful family with specially adapted condensed and extended sub-families.
Compared with type set by older technologies, PostScript type, imageset and printed by high-resolution offset lithography, has a remarkable clarity — at any size. While many types, old and new, benefit from this level of definition, few designs specifically exploit it. Beaufort does. Its pointed serifs introduce a sharpness of reproduction that was difficult to achieve, at any size, prior to PostScript. This means that small sizes of Beaufort will combine a high word count with good legibility, while large sizes will always display very fine detail. Optical scaling is not required. More…
In style, Beaufort has a number of affinities. In particular, the bold romans recall a kind of “grotesque with small serifs” style popular with sign painters and package lettering artists in the early 20th century, and still going strong. In proportion, the basic Beaufort is in the vein of the classic oldstyle types that descend from Granjon, via the French Oldstyles, or Elzevirs, to Plantin and Times in the early twentieth century. Designed for optimum clarity, readibility, and word count, these types have a pronounced angle of stress in the lower case, which is quite large and fairly narrow in relation to the caps. None of the caps are exceptionally narrow, and both cases have an evenness of width that makes for a no-nonsense, orthodox appearance. The strength of the capitals distinguishes these types from those of another “optimizing” era, the 1970s and ’80s, when puny caps made for monotonous text. However, strong though they may be, Beaufort’s caps are not as obtrusive in text as those of Times or Plantin.

Beaufort® Font families

The Beaufort® includes the following font families:

  • Beaufort Pro Light
  • Beaufort Pro Light Italic
  • Beaufort Pro
  • Beaufort Pro Italic
  • Beaufort Pro Medium
  • Beaufort Pro Medium Italic
  • Beaufort Pro Bold
  • Beaufort Pro Bold Italic
  • Beaufort Pro Heavy
  • Beaufort Pro Heavy Italic
  • Beaufort Light
  • Beaufort Light Italic
  • Beaufort
  • Beaufort Italic
  • Beaufort Medium
  • Beaufort Medium Italic
  • Beaufort Bold
  • Beaufort Bold Italic
  • Beaufort Heavy
  • Beaufort Heavy Italic
  • Beaufort Condensed Light
  • Beaufort Condensed Light Italic
  • Beaufort Condensed
  • Beaufort Condensed Italic
  • Beaufort Condensed Medium
  • Beaufort Condensed Medium Italic
  • Beaufort Condensed Bold
  • Beaufort Condensed Bold Italic
  • Beaufort Condensed Heavy
  • Beaufort Condensed Heavy Italic
  • Beaufort Extended Light
  • Beaufort Extended Light Italic
  • Beaufort Extended
  • Beaufort Extended Italic
  • Beaufort Extended Medium
  • Beaufort Extended Medium Italic
  • Beaufort Extended Bold
  • Beaufort Extended Bold Italic
  • Beaufort Extended Heavy
  • Beaufort Extended Heavy Italic

Beaufort® Preview

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