Staple & Sidekick
Introducing Letterboard Lite, the first font family by David Silva and Sunday Type Co.
Every tradesperson has their standard wares, and that includes designers. These trusted items are not add-ons, they are daily necessities — always used and never out of reach. A hammer for a handyman, a plot twist for a novelist, a knife set for a chef, and a functional typeface for a graphic designer.
With its geometric shapes, Letterboard Lite is a ground-floor sans that stabilizes the foundation upon which everything else will be built. It cements the context unobtrusively without begging to be acknowledged.
Pair Letterboard Lite with any script typeface and it will highlight that script’s qualities, whether capricious or elegant. Pair it with a serif or slab serif for an obvious change of tone: With a modern slab, trends will be respected, but it will act more coy with an old-school chunky slab. Letterboard Lite’s geometry is easily subsumed as a partner to a range of serifs, from classics to the latest releases. These qualities and its narrowness make it easy for Letterboard Lite to be used as a large display font in headlines or branding applications.
Even better, Letterboard Lite is the free all-caps version of the full type family that is under development. Right now it comes with 270 characters necessary for setting over 150 Latin-based languages: A–Z with diacritics, lining numerals, and the most common punctuation and symbols. When Letterboard Pro is released it will include the lowercase alphabet, multiple weights, and maybe something more.
For now, grab Letterboard Lite and we’ll let you know when the expansion is ready.
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A must-have for any maker
Creatives understand the compulsion to make something of worth. And each creative person has a toolbox they grab from often. Letterboard Lite is the narrow geometric sans that can headline or support whatever project is next on your list — the one unfussy tool you’ll use time and again.