Buying Options


 Desktop Fonts

Discourse Family

Starting at $279

Includes all 24 fonts for desktop

 Discourse Light Set


Starting at $139

Includes all 12 Light weight fonts


 Discourse Heavy Set


Starting at $139

Includes all 12 Heavy weight fonts


 Discourse Light Core Set


Starting at $69

Includes the 3 Light weight fonts: Narrow, Middle & Wide


 Discourse Heavy Core Set


Starting at $69

Includes the 3 Heavy weight fonts: Narrow, Middle & Wide


 Discourse Light Shadow Set


Starting at $79

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of the 3 Light weight fonts (9 fonts total).


 Discourse Heavy Shadow Set


Starting at $79

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of the 3 Heavy weight fonts (9 fonts total).

 Narrow Light


Starting at $29

Includes Narrow Light (1 font).


 Narrow Light Shadow


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Narrow Light (3 fonts total).


 Narrow Heavy


Starting at $29

Includes Narrow Heavy (1 font).


 Narrow Heavy Shadow


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Narrow Heavy (3 fonts total).


 Middle Light


Starting at $29

Includes Middle Light (1 font).


 Middle Light Shadow


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Middle Light (3 fonts total).


 Middle Heavy


Starting at $29

Includes Middle Heavy (1 font).


 Middle Heavy Shadow


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Middle Heavy (3 fonts total).


 Wide Light


Starting at $29

Includes Wide Light (1 font).


 Wide Light Shadow


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Wide Light (3 fonts total).


 Wide Heavy


Starting at $29

Includes Wide Heavy (1 font).


 Wide Heavy Shadow


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Wide Heavy (3 fonts total).



 Webfonts

Discourse Family

Starting at $279

Includes all 24 weights and styles in webfont formats (62 fonts total).

 Light Set Web


Starting at $139

Includes all 12 Light weights in webfont formats (36 fonts total).


 Heavy Set Web


Starting at $139

Includes all 12 Heavy weights in webfont formats (36 fonts total).


 Light Core Set Web


Starting at $69

Includes the 3 Light weight fonts: Narrow, Middle & Wide in webfont formats (9 fonts total).


 Heavy Core Set Web


Starting at $69

Includes the 3 Heavy weight fonts: Narrow, Middle & Wide in webfont formats (9 fonts total).


 Light Shadow Set Web


Starting at $79

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of the 3 Light weights in webfont formats (27 fonts total).


 Heavy Shadow Set Web


Starting at $79

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of the 3 Heavy weights in webfont formats (27 fonts total).

 Narrow Light Web


Starting at $29

Includes Narrow Light weight in webfont formats (3 fonts total).


 Narrow Light Shadow Web


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Narrow Light in webfont formats (9 fonts total).


 Narrow Heavy Web


Starting at $29

Includes Narrow Heavy weight in webfont formats (3 fonts total).


 Narrow Heavy Shadow Web


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Narrow Heavy in webfont formats (9 fonts total).


 Middle Light Web


Starting at $29

Includes Middle Light weight in webfont formats (3 fonts total).


 Middle Light Shadow Web


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Middle Light in webfont formats (9 fonts total).


 Middle Heavy Web


Starting at $29

Includes Middle Heavy weight in webfont formats (3 fonts total).


 Middle Heavy Shadow Web


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Middle Heavy in webfont formats (9 fonts total).


 Wide Light Web


Starting at $29

Includes Wide Light weight in webfont formats (3 fonts total).


 Wide Light Shadow Web


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Wide Light in webfont formats (9 fonts total).


 Wide Heavy Web


Starting at $29

Includes Wide Heavy weight in webfont formats (3 fonts total).


 Wide Heavy Shadow Web


Starting at $39

Includes Fill, Outline and Shadow versions of Wide Heavy in webfont formats (9 fonts total).



Designer Bio

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Font Formats
Desktop Font: OpenType (.otf)
Webfonts: (.woff2, .woff, .eot, plus .css)

OpenType Features
LatinLatin
EuroEuro Symbol
FractionsFractions
OrdinalsOrdinals
Stylistic AlternatesStylistic Alternates
Small CapsSmall Caps




Discourse




Discourse was first visualized when letterer and designer Dave Bailey heard a preview of the album “Dust and Buried Bones: A Western Fantasy” by Opiate Eyes. The title alone evokes vivid imagery of gritty western films and the Oregon Trail. Although Discourse references classic reverse-contrast wood type associated with the era of the Wild West, it re-interprets conventional forms to be more unique and dis­tinctly neo-modern.

The three heavy weights of Discourse concentrate on creat­ing the highest visual impact with the darkest color possible and tight spacing. The horizontal strokes create overall strong word shapes and the attention to con­sistent color creates a surprisingly even block when setting multi­ple lines of text.

The three light weights are the opposite extreme, com­pletely shedding the weight of the horizontal strokes that characterizes the heavy weights. The core forms re­main intact but are refreshingly monolinear with details carried over from the heavy weights where strokes join. This drives Discourse into new territory by stripping away historical context, adding versatility and staking a claim in contemporary design.

Overall, the neo-modern interpretation of the forms so closely associated with the Wild West led to some in­terest­ing solutions to take place in individual glyphs like the X, at sign, ampersand, the dagger, as well as a unique set of numer­als. All of the Light and Heavy fonts include shadow, outline and fill versions that can be lay­ered for a fun chromatic effect. The family is comprised of 24 fonts in total.

Discourse is best used at large sizes. It looks great on packag­ing, in headlines and for building logotypes. In­dividual glyphs are powerful as isolated design elements like drop caps or icons.



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