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Best for desktop publishing and is the most full-featured font format (although OT-savvy apps such as InDesign are required to access advanced typographic control).
Created for use with Microsoft Office.
Optimized for use exclusively on web pages. Self-hosted or hosted through Typekit, these fonts are perpetually licensed based on the number of pageviews per month for all sites in an organization using the font.
For embedding into mobile apps, eBooks, games, editable PDFs, embedded applications, and more. Unlimited usage for the duration of the licensing term.
Freight demonstrates a respect for the past yet follows no particular historical model, making for one of the most refreshing and useful families of the mid-oughts. Joshua Darden proofed his design extensively on press during its development, finely tuning the forms to anticipate the specific problems of print reproduction.
Four sizes and a sans companion are available. At the small print end of the spectrum is Freight Micro, “an exercise in whispering very loudly”. Designed for use below 9 point in print and at text sizes on digital screens, Freight Micro’s angular forms result from the decision to modulate entire strokes and contours rather than to merely pare out problem areas with inktraps. Micro needn't be used as prescribed — its unconventional voice makes for striking logotypes and magazine headlines too.
As the primary text design in the Freight series, Freight Text offers a variety of degrees of emphasis, from the spare, bony Light to the beefy Black. Designed concurrently, the romans and italics differ in texture but move with one calligraphic accord: neither is necessarily subject to the other.
Freight Display is an ideal foil for headlines and decks in recurring news formats, type reversed out of color, and pull quotes. Its more delicate sibling, for use at the largest settings, is Freight Big with an average hairline weight of 1% of its point size. Mildly condensed proportions and tight spacing give it a bright finish.