“An exploration in ruggedness” is one phrase that David Jonathan Ross uses to describe his new typeface Turnip. Inspired in part by a fondness for Bookman and similar oldstyle antiques, Ross crafted an energetic tension between squarish inner and round outer shapes to create an original, contemporary homage. “While many text serifs strive for evenness and elegance, I wanted text set in Turnip to have some bite.” The design is rustic but not unrefined — a vigorous and charmingly readable face for body text.
Turnip comes in six weights from light to black, each with italics. The fonts are outfitted with extended language support and a host of OpenType layout features — including small caps, multiple figure styles, case-sensitive punctuation, arbitrary fractions, numeric & alphabetic superiors, stylistic alternates, plus a collection of ornaments and borders.
Turnip is also the first type family from Font Bureau to be released simultaneously for print and for web use through Webtype. Turnip’s hardy features and wide stance made it a good candidate for translation to the screen. What makes the family particularly versatile for websites is the inclusion of Turnip RE (Reading Edge) fonts specially adapted for small sizes onscreen.
Whether you’re looking for a rugged face for print or a robust design for web use — or want to coordinate both! — the Turnip family is ready for harvest. Dig in.
12 Styles: Light, Book, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black, all with Italics.
Turnip is provided as premium OpenType fonts with a full set of professional OT layout features and extended language support.
Turnip and TurnipRE are also available for online use with @font-face through the Webtype hosted font service.
Read more about Turnip and David Jonathan Ross in Ellen Shapiro’s profile on Imprint.