Darby Sans Poster

High-contrast sans serifs offer a form of beauty and refinement we more typically associate with serif letters of luxury and elegance. Darby Sans Poster mixes the traditional form of the transitional letter with a stripped down sans form to create a modern display form. Sans letters with high contrast reappeared in Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and Darby Sans Poster draws on these sources: lettering found on memorials, lettering on coins, and later in the typefaces of the Figgins foundry. While Darby Sans features a simple slanted italic, Darby Sans Poster’s italics are patterned on the condensed and upright style of Joseph Fry. More limited in use than its lower contrast sibling, Darby Sans Poster works best at large sizes where its beauty can truly sparkle.