Production assistance by Thomas Jockin, Scott Kellum, David Fusilier, Noam Berg, Lucas Sharp, Lisette Kelmanson
Halyard™ includes Old Style figures
Halyard™ includes Tabular figures
Halyard™ includes Tabular Old Style figures
Halyard™ includes Numerators and Denominators and automatically builds loose fractions
Halyard™ includes Superscript figures and letters
Halyard™ includes Subscript figures
Halyard™ includes Case Sensitive forms
Halyard™ includes Symbols
Halyard™ includes two forms of C
Halyard™ includes two forms of E, Æ and Œ
Halyard™ includes five forms of G
Halyard™ includes two forms of J
Halyard™ includes two forms of Q
Halyard™ includes four forms of R
Halyard™ includes two forms of S
Halyard™ includes three forms of a
Halyard™ includes two forms of e, æ and œ
Halyard™ includes sixteen forms of One
Halyard™ includes sixteen forms of four
Halyard™ includes sixteen forms of Seven
- Gaelic (Irish)
- Gaelic (Manx)
- Gaelic (Scottish)
- Haitian Creole
- Tok Pisin
Complete family conceived by Joshua Darden. Display designed by Joshua Darden. Text and Micro designed by Joshua Darden, Eben Sorkin and Lucas Sharp. With advice from Gerry Leonidas; advice and assistance from Antonio Cavedoni. Production assistance by Viktoriya Grabowska and Noam Berg. Kerning of Display by Viktoriya Grabowska. Kerning of Micro and Text by iKern. Project management by Joyce Ketterer.
Halyard’s personality is at once familiar and pleasingly distinctive. Halyard’s familiarity results from cherry-picked elements of classic designs of the 19th and early 20th centuries by Schelter+Giesecke, Miller and Richard, and Morris Fuller Benton. Distinctiveness is achieved by bringing an almost impetuous vigor to Halyard’s shapes and through a willingness to adapt surprising historical forms into genuinely useful ones, which is so characteristic of Darden Studio designs.
Halyard radically extends the typographic utility of the now hyper ubiquitous category: the Grotesque Sans. Each of Halyard’s subfamilies were purpose built to perform optimally at its intended optical size.
While starkly different in appearance, when seen together, the Halyard superfamily maintains a consistent personality at their intended size creating the impression of a single type design. The Halyard superfamily is beautifully robust and lively, ready to work at any size.