Populaire is a hand-drawn font that mimics true handcrafted lettering. Counting 4 glyphs for each letter, the laborious kerning table ensures that the glyphs are really exchangeable. Yet, there’s a cool set of ornaments and a kind-of-magic OpenType feature.
When the Populaire font is used in OpenType-savvy applications, its Contextual Alternates feature produces a striking random-like effect on glyphs distribution, achieved by cycling through alternates. When not using the feature, you can still pick the alternates in the Glyphs palette or even use the alternates available from the keyboard upper and lower case.
Inspired by the electrifying posters from May 1968 by Atelier Populaire, this dynamic font is flexible enough to bring freshness and energy to a wide range of design applications.