Our latest releases from Font Bureau are the slab serif families Dispatch and its brand new small-sized companion, Dispatch Mono. Cyrus Highsmith created the series in his search for a typeface with industrial atmosphere that can serve a variety of applications and sizes. Inspired by the angular letterforms found on engineering blueprints, shipping labels or in typescript, Dispatch is a powerful and energetic addition to the Webtype library.
Dispatch Mono — a Webtype exclusive — grew from the original Dispatch series but adds hints of typewritten correspondence and computer code to the angular appearance. With computer screens and small sizes in mind, Highsmith gave Dispatch Mono an extra large x-height and generous spacing. Like Font Bureau’s Reading Edge series, the family was optimized for clear rendering across the board, with hinting for font sizes down to 9px.
Dispatch is an all-purpose slab serif, suitable for a wide range of applications such as headlines, editorial design and advertising, with Dispatch Mono as its small-sized partner. It pairs well with squarish sans serifs such as Antenna or Amplitude. Its sans serif sibling from the same designer — Stainless — will be available on Webtype shortly.