Iowan Old Style

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What is the Iowan Old Style font?

Iowan Old Style was designed for Bitstream in 1990 by noted sign painter John Downer. Iowan Old Style is a hardy contemporary text design modeled after earlier revivals of Jenson and Griffo typefaces but with a larger x-height, tighter letterfit, and reproportioned capitals. Cyrillic letters were designed by Natalia Vasilyeva in 2016. Iowan Old Style Cyrillic was released by Paratype in 2017.

Iowan Old Style Font families

The Iowan Old Style includes the following font families:

  • Iowan Old Style BT Roman
  • Iowan Old Style BT Italic
  • Iowan Old Style BT Bold
  • Iowan Old Style BT Bold Italic
  • Iowan Old Style BT Black
  • Iowan Old Style BT Black Italic

Iowan Old Style Preview

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