A new ‘Times’

‘Stanley’ is a new typeface from Ludovic Balland, inspired by ‘Times New Roman’, one of the most classic typefaces of the 20th century.

Stanley Morison, after criticizing the British newspaper ‘The Times’ of being typographically outdated was then commissioned to create a new font. In 1932 the typeface was released under the name ‘Times New Roman’ and would become a superlative typeface due to its refined aesthetic and legibility qualities.

Sharing comparable qualities with its inspirational precursor, ‘Stanley’ offers excellent legibility and incredible sharpness at very small sizes. The drawing of the typeface is characterized by wide and sharp counter forms as well as short ascenders and descenders, generating neat text arrangements. The very graphic shape of the serifs benefit from a maximum of contrast. With five cuts, ‘Stanley’ fulfills versatile needs from footnotes to headlines. The particular drawing of the capitals gives a unique tone to text and can be used to create an additional typographic hierarchy.

Freilager Zeitung by Ludovic Balland displaying a beta version of Stanley for the body text.