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Paul Barnes, typeface designer
Sheila Jack, creative director
"Narrow without being overtly condensed, Austin is a British Modern with the styling and sheen of New York in the 1970s. Designed for creative director Sheila Jack at British style magazine Harper's & Queen in 2003, Austin is a loose revival of the typefaces cut by Richard Austin in the late eighteenth century. Working as a trade engraver Austin cut the first British Modern for the publisher John Bell, and later the iconoclastic Scotch Roman. Referencing Austin's first creation, Paul Barnes turned up the contrast, tightened the spacing and made a fresh new look that would look bold and beautiful in the constantly changing world of fashion."
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