December 12, 2021


Quire Sans Extra Light, designed by Jim Ford, released by Monotype.

Quire: A classical term for a ‹signature› of printed leaves, folded and ready for binding with other signatures into a book or manuscript. With one foot in the world of pilcrows, fleurons and traditional book typography, and another in modern electronic media, the Quire Sans™ design plays both sides of the field. It’s a typeface for all media, and a mirror for whatever’s going on around it. Smiling but sometimes assertive. Slender but sturdy, when the need arises. And always eminently legible, large or small, on the page or on-screen.