Wyatt for O, the Oprah Magazine

PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 16 AUGUST 2010
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The September 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine debuted with an all new look thanks to publication design specialists Robert Priest and Grace Lee of Priest + Grace, with whom we first worked on Condé Nast Portfolio. Commercial Type partner Paul Barnes created Wyatt, a serif headine typeface in five weights, specially for the redesign.

Wyatt draws inspiration – particularly for its unique italic – from the elegant forms found on 19th century monuments and gravestones across England. While it has some similarities to British Moderns, this style at the time was strictly relegated to lettering and was not commonly seen in cast type.