Chiswell is a Garalde typeface optimized for text and captions, designed by Ricardo Dantas in 2021. Its concept derives from the intersectional design space of two famous typographers – Caslon and Fournier.

It aims for a sharp x-height and classic features providing an optical variation axis for small text size compositions, such as captions and additional meta-elements.

It owes its name to the street where Caslon had established his foundry. This typeface was also presented during the last Typography Meeting. See the full booklet specimen here.

By Pedro Amado

Pedro Amado. Assistant Professor at FBAUP. Integrated researcher of the i2ADS research institute.