Corundum™ Text

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Esteemed physicists say that human time travel not only can happen but has happened. How is that possible? As time slows down slightly with less gravity, an Astronaut
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Fabian who has sung the title role in Rigoletto (including last summer at Santa Fe Opera), returns home to sing the Duke’s jester at Hawaii Opera Theatre. The cast features
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Sea turtle shells provide an ideal habitat for adult barnacles for three reasons. 1) Turtles tend to live long lives. 2) Because barnacles are suspension feeders and Sea turtles spend most of their lives following ocean currents a great deal of water runs along the back of the turtle’s shell and passes over the barnacles. This provides an almost constant influx of food particles! 3) The long distances sea turtles swim throughout their lifetime, offers the
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Seizure was an extraordinary work to make: an abandoned flat was encased in watertight metal, then 90,000 litres of copper sulphate solution were poured in. This solution was left to react for just over a month. Then the liquid was pumped out. Going in for the first time, to see the blue menacing toub-like interior was striking. It's somehow like being a space- man." Adam Khan then designed an unassuming building in precast concrete to house the
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Then the wolf was very angry, and called Sultan 'an old rogue, and swore he would have his revenge. So the next morning the wolf sent the boar to challenge Sultan to come into the wood to fight the matter. Now the Sultan had nobody he could ask for a
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Then the wolf was very angry, and called Sultan 'an old rogue, and swore he would have his revenge. So the next morning the wolf sent the boar to challenge Sultan to come into the wood to fight the matter. Now the Sultan had nobody he could ask for a
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Superabundance
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Nanoparticlates
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Ouse Severn Aire
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Nepheline Syenite
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Soporific Lettuce
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Hoosier Rhapsody
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In the nick of time
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Corundum™ Text Characters

Corundum™ Text includes alternate forms of C, G, and S.

Corundum™ Text includes the archaic “long s”. Corundum Text Italic includes three forms of lowercase z: standard, short, and long.

Alternate forms of figure one and figure seven are provided in Corundum™ Text Italic for parity with Corundum™ Text Roman.

Corundum™ Text Roman includes an alternate flat-seriffed ampersand. Corundum™ Text Italic includes two alternate ampersands.

The small capitals fonts include special versions of the ampersand.

Corundum™ Text includes 32 ligatures for each Roman and Italic, comprising t, f, ff, long s, and double long s pairings.

Corundum™ Text’s small capitals fonts include special versions of the parentheses, brackets and braces.

Corundum™ Text Pi includes more than 100 marks, arrows, and symbols, as follows. For a full character map of Corundum™ Text Pi, please see the Corundum™ Text PDF specimen.

Algebraic Marks

Geometric Marks

Phases of the Moon

Planets (including those discovered after the 18th century)

Almanac Signs

Aspects

Signs of the Zodiac

Indicators

Arrows

A
Afar
Afrikaans
Albanian
B
Basque
Bislama
Breton
C
Catalan
Chamorro
Comorian
Czech
D
Danish
E
English
Esperanto
Estonian
F
Faroese
Fijian
Filipino/Tagalog
Finnish
French
G
Gaelic (Irish)
Gaelic (Manx)
Gaelic (Scottish)
German
Gikuyu
Gilbertese/Kiribati
H
Haitian Creole
Hawaiian
Hungarian
I
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
J
Javanese
K
Kashubian
Kinyarwanda
Kirundi
L
Latin
Latvian
Lithuanian
Luba/Ciluba/Kasai
Luxembourgish
M
Malagasy
Malay
Maori
Marquesan
N
Nauruan
Ndebele
Norwegian
O
Oromo
P
Palauan/Belauan
Polish
Portuguese
Q
Quechua
R
Romansh
S
Sami
Samoan
Sango
Sesotho
Setswana/Sitswana/Tswana
Seychellois_Creole
SiSwati/Swati/Swazi
Silesian
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Sorbian
Sotho
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
T
Tahitian
Tetum
Tok_Pisin
Tongan
Tsonga
Turkish
Turkmen
Tuvaluan
U
Uzbek/Usbek
W
Wallisian
Walloon
Welsh
X
Xhosa
Z
Zulu

Designed by Joshua Darden. Production assistance by Noam Berg, David Fusilier, Thomas Jockin, Scott Kellum, Lisette Kelmanson, Lucas Sharp, and Eben Sorkin.

In the late 18th century, baroque flourishes gradually gave way to stark rationalism. This period saw some of the greatest practitioners of the balance of beauty and function, among them Pierre-Simon Fournier.

Corundum Text’s twelve alphabetic styles are complemented by 50 pictographic symbols from Fournier’s Manuel Typographique, including lunar, planetary, zodiac, and indication symbols (fists, arrows, &c.)

Expanding upon the utility of Fournier’s designs for prose and poetry, Corundum Text includes two heavier weights, each with a fully-equipped arsenal of italics and small capitals, suitable for subtle, immersive text settings or robust display with a literary touch.

Based on the middle sizes of Fournier’s body of work, Corundum Text’s generous capitals and strong color on the page mark it unequivocally as a text face in the Neoclassic style: when stripped of its letterpress veneer, a quiet, crisp brilliance emerges. The italics demand special attention in this regard: hailed by historian Harry Carter as ‘the most legible … of all’, they were among the first to merge the undulous line of handwritten Italics with the broken strokes of the roman, an innovation which is now a standard practice in the design of typefaces for legibility.