Inspired by calligraphic sans serifs like Warren Chappell’s Lydian and R. Hunter Middleton’s Samson, Greg Gazdowicz aimed to make a contemporary sans that used the hallmarks of calligraphic construction to add visual interest without being explicitly calligraphic. The result is a crisp, refreshing sans with a kinetic personality. Robinson is evocative of American book cover lettering from the middle of the 20th century while feeling cleanly contemporary. The romans are plainspoken, with proportions more typical of a grotesque than written forms. The italics show a more explicit connection to calligraphy, but have the same dry and stripped down approach to details seen in the romans.