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Dear Typophiles,

We are happy to release our latest typeface, we hope you like it.
Baton is a sans serif typeface with narrow proportions combining eccentric shapes inspired by french vernacular typography with the simplicity of modern sans serifs. Peculiar details and a low contrast make the design slightly strange yet elegant, but it is the exaggerated high and low midline in the uppercase and the small x-height which give Baton its distinctive flair. Relatively wider and more toned down, the lowercase allow Baton to function not only as a display typeface, but also for short texts such as leads in magazine.
Baton comes in 10 styles with an extended language support and a wide range of OpenType features such as ligatures, alternate letters, tabular and lowercase figures, fractions, and a stylistic set of uppercase with thin accents for headlines with tight leading.
Designed by Yassin Baggar and Anton Koovit. Originally commissioned by Yorgo Tloupas and Paul Chemetoff for the redesign of GQ France magazine.

Baton is available exclusively at www.fatype.com
You can get the free trial fonts from our homepage (Try button) and test the typeface directly in your design.

Danny Hannah's picture
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Joined: 3 Dec 2004 - 1:04pm
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Great site! Your fonts are the best!

Nick Shinn's picture
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Joined: 8 Jul 2003 - 11:00am
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Nice!
The alternate cap accents are a great idea.
I do prefer the single-storey /g.

CANNAVO Matthieu's picture
Joined: 14 Feb 2012 - 7:50am
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Not my taste, but it's a really great job !

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Joined: 26 Apr 2008 - 12:28pm
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Thank you for your kind words, it's really appreciated!
We have something very different in the pipeline, maybe it will be more of your taste Matthieu :)

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Joined: 14 Feb 2012 - 7:50am
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Can't wait to see it !