chapeau

This country legend’s letter to the president spawned a new typeface.

Swiss type foundry Milieu Grotesque has just released an update for Chapeau – their tribute to a 1974 letter written on an IBM typewriter. The design for Chapeau mimics the letter’s typeface, Doric, which “was one of the rare proportionally aligned typewriter faces supplied by IBM in the later 1960s”. It’s a beautiful classic made modern.

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