Lyon Text

Lyon Text is a serif typeface designed by German designer Kai Bernau and published through Commercial Type in 2009. It was the first typeface released through Commercial Type from an outside designer. The design of Lyon draws inspiration from the sixteenth century work of Robert Granjon while still retaining a contemporary look. The typeface famously made its debut in the New York Times Magazine. Lyon Text is available in five weights with matching italics.

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Lyon Text Specimen

Lyon Text Type Specimen

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Assemble Papers
Nov 28, 2018
Fonts — Gza, GT America, Lyon Text
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The Baffler
Jul 14, 2018
Fonts — Stanley, Lyon Text, Graphik
Lisa Nettler
Jul 5, 2018
Fonts — Lyon Text, Apercu
Lindsay
May 29, 2018
Fonts — Lyon Text, Graphik
Collectively
May 6, 2017
Fonts — Lyon Text, Calibre, Grumpy
Books on graphic design
Fonts — Lyon Text
Gearóid
Nov 15, 2016
Fonts — Platform, Lyon Text
Matt Steel
May 20, 2016
Fonts — Lyon Display, Lyon Text, Pitch
Boka
Mar 26, 2016
Fonts — Lyon Text, Circular
See+Do
Nov 30, 2015
Andrew J. Austin
Apr 11, 2015
Columbia Journalism Review
Fonts — Stag, Lyon Text
Galbally & O'Bryan
Nov 22, 2014
Pete Nicholson
Jun 7, 2014
Fonts — Larish Neue, Lyon Text
The Gentlewoman
Sep 20, 2013
Fonts — Futura, Lyon Text, Life


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