Whitney is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Tobias Frere-Jones and released in 2004 through H&FJ (now know as H&Co). Originally developed as an institutional typeface for New York’s Whitney Museum, Whitney aims to be functional for signage as well as editorial usage by bridging the gap between gothics such as Franklin Gothic and humanists such as Frutiger. Whitney is an extremely comprehensive font family and includes romans, italics, roman small caps and italic small caps, each available in six weights, plus tabular figures, fractions and extended symbols.

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Whitney Specimen

Whitney Type Specimen

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Charlie Gleason
Feb 11, 2017
Fonts — Mercury, Whitney
May 22, 2016
Fonts — Sentinel, Whitney
Harvard Law School
Dec 13, 2015
Fonts — Hoefler Text, Whitney
Katie Kovalcin
Aug 18, 2015
Fonts — Whitney
May 29, 2015
Fonts — Sentinel, Whitney
Oct 7, 2014
Fonts — Whitney, Chronicle Display
Digital Telepathy
Aug 3, 2014
Fonts — Whitney, Sentinel
Harvard Law Review
Apr 28, 2014
Harry & Frankie
Mar 7, 2014
Fonts — Whitney, Helvetica
Feb 25, 2014
Fonts — Mercury, Whitney
David Yeiser
Dec 24, 2013
Fonts — Sentinel, Whitney
David Hickox
Aug 10, 2013
Fonts — Adelle, Whitney

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