Poynter Oldstyle

  • The Poynter Institute for Media Studies commissioned Poynter Oldstyle with a two-part brief: a neutral voice to suit many editorial stances and the flexibility to anticipate press behavior. The design begins with the sixteenth-century Flemish punch cutter Hendrik van den Keere, whose designs are still a model of balance and calm. I gave the family four “grades” of bluntness and weight, allowing designers to respond precisely to printing conditions.  Designed 1996–1997

  • SELECTED AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS THAT HAVE USED THE POYNTER TYPEFACES

    Athens Banner-Herald Athens, Georgia
    Bakersfield Californian Bakersfield, California
    Baton Rouge Advocate Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Beaufort Gazette Beaufort, South Carolina
    Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts
    Boston Herald Boston, Massachusetts
    Bradenton Herald Bradenton, Florida
    Charlotte Observer Charlotte, North Carolina
    The Columbian Vancouver, Washington
    Commercial Appeal Memphis, Tennessee
    Concord Monitor Concord, New Hampshire
    Caller-Times Corpus Christi, Texas
    The Daily Times Maryville, Tennessee
    Decatur Daily Decatur, Alabama
    Democrat and Chronicle Rochester, New York
    Democrat-Gazette Little Rock, Arkansas
    Denver Post Denver, Colorado
    Courier & Press Evansville, Indiana
    Florida Times-Union Jacksonville, Florida
    The Gleaner Henderson, Kentucky
    Herald News Woodland Park, New Jersey
    Herald-Times Bloomington, Indiana
    The Island Packet Bluffton, South Carolina
    Janesville Gazette Janesville, Wisconsin
    Kansas City Star Kansas City, Missouri
    Kitsap Sun Bremerton, Washington
    Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence, Kansas
    Leader-Telegram Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    Ledger-Enquirer Columbus, Georgia
    Miami Herald Miami, Florida
    The Morning News Springdale, Arkansas
    Naples Daily News Naples, Florida
    New Orleans Advocate New Orleans, Louisiana
    New York Post New York, New York
    News-Journal Daytona Beach, Florida
    News Sentinel Knoxville, Tennessee
    News-Press Fort Myers, Florida
    Newsday Long Island, New York
    Northwest Herald Crystal Lake, Illinois
    Patriot-News Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    The Plain Dealer Cleveland, Ohio
    Press Journal Vero Beach, Florida
    Pueblo Chieftain Pueblo, Colorado
    Record-Chronicle Denton, Texas
    Record-Journal Meriden, Connecticut
    Register-Guard Eugene, Oregon
    Roanoke Times Roanoke, Virginia
    Saint Augustine Record Saint Augustine, Florida
    Saint Lucie News Tribune Fort Pierce, Florida
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune Sarasota, Florida
    Sentinel-Record Hot Springs, Arkansas
    Star Tribune Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Stuart News Stuart, Florida
    Sun Herald Biloxi, Mississippi
    The Telegraph Macon, Georgia
    The Telegraph Nashua, New Hampshire
    Texarkana Gazette Texarkana, Texas
    Times Free Press Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Times Record News Wichita Falls, Texas
    Times-Mail Bedford, Indiana
    Topeka Capital-Journal Topeka, Kansas
    Ventura County Star Ventura, California
    Waterloo Courier Waterloo, Iowa
    Westerly Sun Westerly, Rhode Island

  • Left: Poynter Oldstyle Text, for smaller point sizes in articles
    Right: Poynter Oldstyle Display, for larger point sizes in headlines