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New typeface: Baton Turbo

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After more than one year of work, we are proud to release Baton Turbo.

We created a web specimen that gives a closer look at the design and features of Baton Turbo, while allowing you to see the webfonts in action and to try them out. Have a look, we hope you enjoy!
Batonturbo.fatype.com

Baton Turbo is a grotesque that combines a simple straightforward formal approach, with eccentric letter shapes inspired by french vernacular typography. We love the naive and unpretentious elegance of our previously released Baton, but the condensed proportions and the small x-height make it very specific: it is essentially intended for display sizes and short texts. We wanted to adapt Baton into a versatile typeface, while maintaining as much of the original character as possible. All the design choices — the proportions, the spacing, the number of weights — have been made for Baton Turbo to work well in the various settings that modern typography, both print and digital, present.

The fonts include a wide range of OpenType features such as ligatures, alternate letters, tabular and lowercase figures, fractions, super and subscripts, uppercase alternates, and a stylistic set of uppercase with thin accents for headlines with tight leading.

Baton Turbo is a spin-off from Baton, initially commissioned for a redesign of french GQ magazine.

5 weights with italics
Designed by Yassin Baggar and Anton Koovit

Available exclusively from Fatype
Download our free trial fonts to test Baton Turbo in your sketches.

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New typeface: Baton

Baton is a sans serif typeface with narrow proportions combining eccentric shapes inspired by french vernacular typography with the simplicity of modern sans serifs. Peculiar details and a low contrast make the design slightly strange yet elegant, but it is the exaggerated high and low midline in the uppercase and the small x-height which give Baton its distinctive flair. Relatively wider and more toned down, the lowercase allow Baton to function not only as a display typeface, but also for short texts such as leads in magazine.
Baton comes in 10 styles with an extended language support and a wide range of OpenType features such as ligatures, alternate letters, tabular and lowercase figures, fractions, and a stylistic set of uppercase with thin accents for headlines with tight leading.
Designed by Yassin Baggar and Anton Koovit. Originally commissioned by Yorgo Tloupas and Paul Chemetoff for the redesign of GQ France magazine.

Baton is available exclusively at fatype.com
Get the free trial fonts from our homepage (Try button) and test the typeface directly in your design.













 





Check our previous blog post for a more in-depth look at Baton in use for GQ France.

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