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Designed by Ian Lynam and James Todd, Biwa is a sans serif font family. This typeface has sixteen styles and was published by Wordshape.

Designed by Ian Lynam and James Todd, Biwa is a sans serif font family. This typeface has fourteen styles and was published by Wordshape.

Biwa is a new straight-sided family of formally nuanced grotesk typefaces. Biwa’s lighter weights feel subdued, cool in tone, and neutral, while the heavier weights are more robust and full of personality. Developed over the past few years by Ian Lynam and James Todd, the 14-member Biwa family and the accompanying 14-member Biwa Display family are paeans to the immediate moment when phototype arrived on the global scene — partially smooth and partially machined. Biwa and Biwa Display are neutral in tone, have enlarged x-heights, and look amazing on-screen and in print. Biwa Variable and Biwa Variable Italic combine the entire Biwa and Biwa Display family, containing both weight and optical size axes so that you can adjust them to look exactly the way you want in any situation.

Each weight is designed to be highly readable in print and on-screen. The italic variations are true italics, having a single-storied italic a and have been designed for smooth, fluid reading and text-setting. Lovingly spaced and kerned, the Biwa family works equally well for text typesetting and for display design work.

Languages supported include Western European, Central, and South European.

Foundry Wordshape
Fonts 16
Price $20.00
Released 2018
Style Sans Serif
Designers Ian Lynam, James Todd

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