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Rochester

rochesterI told myself I’d only review text fonts, but every once in a while I come across a lovely dis­play font that sings cross browser… and I’ve decided if I’m going to take the time to test and approve, I might as well share.

I recently tested and used Rochester for a client. She’s an inde­pen­dent children’s illus­tra­tor who’s been in the busi­ness for decades. Due to her illus­tra­tion style, I needed a font that ref­er­enced hand­writ­ing, showed a slightly quirky side, and didn’t feel too ele­gant or messy. It also needed to work with all of the let­ters in her name, and the con­nec­tions needed to… well… con­nect properly.

Rochester has a ver­ti­cal stress and sig­nif­i­cant con­trast between thick and thin strokes. The strong ver­ti­cal strokes and the round bowl give the font a slightly “bub­bly,” slightly dig­i­tal feel­ing — not overly ele­gant. I have to admit, I don’t care for Rochester’s low­er­case z or f, but luck­ily my client’s site uses nei­ther in the head­ing. When I tested it cross browser, the spac­ing, con­nec­tions, strokes, and curves all remained lovely.

Rochester comes in 1 style (as all great hand­writ­ing fonts do). It is avail­able via Google Web Fonts.

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