This website is set in 20/28px Ivar Text, a typeface I fell in love with at first sight (but then spent a few weeks over the end of 2019 test driving). It made its first appearance on this site in time to mark the start of the roaring ’20s. Another personal reason why I picked it was because I could not decide, for over a year, between Minion and Lyon, so I decided to scrap both and look at the design with a fresh eye. Ivar was my only choice.
What I like about Ivar most are its forms, its balance between functionality and quirks, its colour on the screen and the x-height that makes reading a breeze. Along with its display weight, it plays beautifully with the accompanying typeface Benton Sans which has extremely readable neo-grotesque forms.