It was love at first print. An exceptional text face, constructed by an engineer, brought to life by an artist, a craftsman.
Inspired by the very best of the Dutch types, it is however, no redrawing or revival. All too often, types with such distinguished pedigrees make recourse to bells and whistles, to incongruous embellishments, in an effort to differentiate themselves from their forebears. Newzald shuns these in favour of refinement, clarity, and sobriety, alloyed with a maniac’s attention to detail, and spacing.
When Sowersby describes Newzald as “a text typeface [of] economical rigour”, he’s spot on. It’s economical without ever feeling claustrophobic; and rigourous without coming off as overbearing or overly dark in colour.
A broad character set, well-drawn and well-proportioned small caps, a warm and unfussy italic, and plenty of everything else to make this one hell of a typeface.