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Ainslie

Font Family by Insigne

Includes 42 Font Styles from $124

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Get your Aussie on! The new typeface, Ainslie, with its mix of influences from Oz, makes its mark as the first semi-serif from insigne Design.

Ainslie, named for Mt. Ainslie and Canberra's inner suburb of the same name, was originally developed for the Canberra Australia Centennial Typeface Competition. Canberra is Australia's capital, and It's a planned city designed by American Walter Burley Griffin, a contemporary and one-time associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. Griffin's plan involved a distinctly geometric design with several focal points--one of which was Mt. Ainslie. This same purely geometric scheme is now the basis for insigne's new release.

Similar to the Chatype project in its scope, its challenge, and the way its concept was developed, Ainslie incorporates influences from Canberra and surrounding areas to form a font that is uniquely Australian. In comparison, Chatype was developed for the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee by insigne in conjunction with designer Robbie de Villiers. Chatype took elements from Chattanooga's industrial character and Cherokee past and merged them with the area's technological influences.

Likewise, Ainslie takes Canberra's distinct, geometric design and blends it with the organic, flowing effect of aboriginal art. Add in touches from the smooth, aerodynamic design of the boomerang and Ainslie gives you a look uniquely Australian yet usable in a wide range of applications.

The fashionable typeface includes a multitude of alternates that can be accessed in any OpenType-enabled application. These stylish alternates along with a number of swashes as well as meticulously refined details with ball terminals and alternate titling caps keep the font well accessorized. Also included are capital swash alternates, old style figures, and small caps. Peruse the PDF brochure to see these features in action. OpenType enabled applications such as the Adobe suite or Quark can take full advantage of the automatic replacing ligatures and alternates. This family also offers the glyphs to support a wide range of languages.

While Ainslie wasn't selected as the final font in the Canberra competition, the outcome allowed for additional adjustments to the typeface. Several approaches were attempted for the final product including a technological hexagonal concept, which may still be developed to another form later. Some of the organic forms were removed and substituted with more abrupt endings, leaving the face looking pretty spiffy and a fair bit more legible. In the end, Ainslie was pulled back to the basic forms from which it was started.

Give it a go for your next project. It's guaranteed to be anything but a barbeque stopper.

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42 Fonts Included

Ainslie Condensed Bold  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Bold

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Ainslie Condensed Thin Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Thin Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Bold  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Bold

from $24

Ainslie Extended Bold Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Bold Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Book  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Book

from $24

Ainslie Extended Book Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Book Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Demi  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Demi

from $24

Ainslie Extended Demi Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Demi Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Light  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Light

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Thin  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Thin

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Regular Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Regular Italic

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Regular  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Regular

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Bold Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Bold Italic

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Book Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Book Italic

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Demi  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Demi

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Demi Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Demi Italic

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Light  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Light

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Light Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Light Italic

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Medium  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Medium

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Medium Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Medium Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Light Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Light Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Medium  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Medium

from $24

Ainslie Normal Light  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Light

from $24

Ainslie Normal Light Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Light Italic

from $24

Ainslie Normal Medium  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Medium

from $24

Ainslie Normal Medium Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Medium Italic

from $24

Ainslie Normal Regular Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Regular Italic

from $24

Ainslie Normal Thin  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Thin

from $24

Ainslie Normal Thin Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Thin Italic

from $24

Ainslie Condensed Book  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Condensed Book

from $24

Ainslie Normal Demi Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Demi Italic

from $24

Ainslie Normal Demi  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Demi

from $24

Ainslie Normal Book Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Book Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Medium Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Medium Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Regular  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Regular

from $24

Ainslie Extended Regular Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Regular Italic

from $24

Ainslie Extended Thin  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Thin

from $24

Ainslie Extended Thin Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Extended Thin Italic

from $24

Ainslie Normal Bold  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Bold

from $24

Ainslie Normal Bold Italic  |  View All 539 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Bold Italic

from $24

Ainslie Normal Book  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Book

from $24

Ainslie Normal Regular  |  View All 534 Glyphs

Ainslie Normal Regular

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Ainslie

Font Family by Insigne

42 Font Styles from $124

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