Darby Sans Collection

Darby Sans is a contemporary family of two related sans serifs: one is the functional Darby Sans; the other a refined display version for large sizes, where the contrast is dramatically higher. In style they can be described as humanist designs. Originally designed for Wallpaper* magazine, they are suited for many uses spanning editorial design, graphic design, corporate design and through to advertising. The roots of Darby lie in the British tradition of lettering and typefounding that began to flower in the middle of the eighteenth century. Behind the contemporary bodies, one can see the structural qualities of the three major type founders of this period: John Baskerville of Birmingham, Joseph Fry of Bristol and Alexander Wilson of Glasgow.