Hombre: A New Design with Traditional Roots

Allan Haley

Allan Haley in News on July 24, 2017

Hombre™ is a sure-fire attention-getter. Drawn by Thomas Oldfield and loosely based on popular typefaces of the 19th century, Hombre offers all the gun-slinging swagger and rugged style of Jesse James and his crew of outlaws. But, like John Wayne, it’s at home in a lot more places than just westerns.

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This two-weight family (each with an italic sidekick) can be the ideal choice when you’re looking for an authentic, weather-beaten, time-ravaged – and a bit haphazard – typeface. Think: advertising and brochures for outdoor projects and sporting goods, headings and banners for web sites dedicated to camping, hiking, trekking and off-road biking. Hombre is also a natural for book covers, posters and packaging.

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“Hombre can be the ideal choice when you’re looking for an authentic, weather-beaten, time-ravaged – and a bit haphazard – typeface.”

While Hombre’s home corral, is print at large sizes, the typefaces are equally at home in interactive environments like blogs, digital ads and games. Add to this, a large character set supporting most Western European and many Eastern European languages, including Cyrillic and Greek, and you can bring a rustic and timeworn look to a passel of projects.

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The complete Hombre typeface family—in four styles—is available as either desktop from Fonts.com, or additionally as a web font as part of the Monotype Library Subscription.

 

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