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Colroy is a slab serif typeface designed mainly for body text, but is also suitable in larger sizes.
As a contrast to existing clarendon like typefaces, Colroy is slightly more geometrical, its style seemingly constructed. At the same time it maintains the vibrancy characteristic of the slab serifs. The large counters and wide width create a generous appearance, enhancing legibility. The straight downstrokes of the counters contained in the letters “bcdqco CDGOQ” and the number “0” form another important attribute. The “o” is almost circular in upper as in lower case. Altogether, these qualities add a contemporary appearance to the typeface and facilitate the use for titles and even as a display type.
Colroy was released by the Foundry Nouvelle Noire in 2014 and is available in three weights, Regular, Medium and Bold, each with a matching italic. It covers up to 86 languages and provides small caps, lining and old style figures, arrows, symbols and various Opentype features.