Talona combines traditional and modern inspirations to produce a display typeface. The main idea of the design was to take a classic drawing from the Didot and apply an oblique contrast axis and long serifs. To take a relatively modern design and carry the influence of a traditional tool, the broad nib pen. Research with the nib allowed the design to become clearer, the serifs follow the tool's path, which explains their asymmetry. Mainly designed to for titling it also works pretty well in mid-sized body text.Named after to the shape of asymmetrical serif that can feel like heels, it also refers to the explorer Jean Talon, second steward of "The New France".
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