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Strange Comforts is written and produced in East York.

We use WordPress to produce this site, and it uses a derivative of the Suga theme by BK.

Font Credits (Site Wide)

We use Playfair Display as our title font, available for free under the Open Font license, and Roboto for our body text, available under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

About Playfair Display

Playfair is a transitional design. In the European Enlightenment in the late 18th century, broad nib quills were replaced by pointed steel pens as the popular writing tool of the day. Together with developments in printing technology, ink, and paper making, it became to print letterforms of high contrast and delicate hairlines that were increasingly detached from the written letterforms.

This design lends itself to this period, and while it is not a revival of any particular design, it takes influence from the designs of John Baskerville and from ‘Scotch Roman’ designs. Being a Display (large size) design in the transitional genre, functionally and stylistically it can accompany Georgia for body text.

This is the main family, with a sibling Playfair Display SC small caps family. The main family downloaded font files include a full set of small caps, common ligatures, and discretionary ligatures.

Updated November 2017 with many small improvements and additional language support. The family has been converted to a variable font in August 2019.

The Playfair project is led by Claus Eggers Sørensen, a type designer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

About Roboto

Roboto has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types.

This is the regular family, which can be used alongside the Roboto Condensed family and the Roboto Slab family. It’s design is led by Christian Robertson.

Photo Credits (Site Wide)

Category Photos are provided under the Unsplash Creative commons license, and are attributed below.

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