Lyon Text & Display
Lyon is a suite of contemporary reading typefaces for modern publications, based on historical models of the 16th century punch cutter Robert Granjon.
Lyon reflects our convictions about modern digital typeface design: A decisively digital outline treatment that reveals our modern repertoire of tools, and the typeface itself as a modern design tool, paired with a certain Times-like unobtrusiveness in the Text sizes, contrasts nicely with Lyon’s 16th century heritage.
Its new Display family is based on some of the largest styles Granjon cut during his ‘middle period’. The display family’s higher contrast, more aggressive serifs and overall sharper image allow it to soften some of the Text family’s characteristic details without looking less up-to-the-minute.
Text and Display family in 20 styles. Here’s an overview of all styles:
Designed by Kai Bernau, 2005 – 2010. Consultancy and production direction by Christian Schwartz. Available from Commercial Type (They also have great PDF specimens).