Austin Hairline

Originally designed for British style magazine Harper’s & Queen, Austin is a loose revival of the typefaces of Richard Austin of the late 18th century for the publisher John Bell. Working as a trade engraver Austin cut the first British modern and later the iconoclastic Scotch Roman. Available in a full range of weights that perfectly balance the thick and thin, Austin Hairline pushes the high contrast of the original to new extremes. Drawn by Berton Hasebe for Alex Grossman at WSJ, the weekend fashion and lifestyle magazine of the Wall Street Journal, then later expanded by Hrvoje Živčić, Austin Hairline is intended strictly for use at 100pt and above.