Huxley is a revival of an early 20th-century American book face and my first-term project in the Extended program at Type@Cooper. It is based on the text from a 1928 Random House Modern Library edition of Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley, found in the Alabaster Bookshop on Fourth Avenue in New York City. I was attracted to the typeface’s sturdy letterforms and even color on the page.
Huxley is not a literal interpretation, but rather uses the original typeface's proportions and skeleton as a jumping-off point, while updating the face for contemporary digital production. There is a subtle balance and hierarchy of sharpness and softness that restores detail lost to ink spread without sacrificing the warmth of the letterpressed page. Serifs and stems are subtly concave, conveying the impression of the letters into the page.
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