Type Network + Font Bureau

Font Bureau is a founding member of Type Network, a new model for type design, development, licensing, and use. Owned and operated by type designers, Type Network features a common catalog and shopping cart offering fonts from Font Bureau and other member foundries.

Font Bureau’s current licenses, with no changes to existing terms, are now served through Type Network.

Poynter Oldstyle Text

3 Styles

Rising cost of newsprint lifts expenses globally and publishers narrow the page, pinching columns. How to retain copy without losing readers? Oldstyle diagonal emphasis fits more characters per line. Familiarity forms the heart of readability. Sponsored by Poynter, Tobias Frere-Jones returned to the romans of Hendrik van den Keere, wellspring of our oldstyle tradition, and fashioned the ultimate in serene, readable newstext; FB 1997

Poynter Oldstyle Text was part of our Readability Series which offered text grades. If you require a specific grade or all grades, they are available for license at retail pricing. Please call 617-423-8770 or email us with your inquiry.


Poynter Oldstyle Text is available as standard OpenType fonts with small capitals and both lining & oldstyle figures.

Poynter Oldstyle Text is also available for online use with @font-face through the Webtype hosted font service.

Among other uses, Poynter Oldstyle Text is recommended for Newspaper, Magazine, Book, Web and Corporate use.

Change text:

 Poynter Oldstyle Text - Roman

 Poynter Oldstyle Text - Italic

 Poynter Oldstyle Text - Bold

Related Fonts
· Poynter Oldstyle Display

Similar Fonts
· Benton Modern
· Bureau Roman

Compatible Fonts
· Benton Sans
· Dispatch
· Poynter Gothic Text
· Relay
· Stainless

Related People
· Tobias Frere-Jones

Related Galleries
· Bradenton Herald
· Daily Nation
· Minneapolis Star-Tribune
· Morning News
· News Press
· Sentinel-Record
· The Herald Times
· Today’s Local News