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Figure Drawing by Jake Spicer

Contributed by Ben Gardiner on Sep 13th, 2021. Artwork published in
July 2021
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    Front cover
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    Front cover

    In Figure Drawing we wanted a distinctive display typeface that felt figurative, fleshy and expressive; one that would also pair well with body copy fonts. Used for chapter openers and headers, Roslindale sets the tone perfectly for this guide to drawing the human body.

    “In Figure Drawing I aimed to simultaneously recognise the historical traditions of drawing, the timelessness human subject and the inherently contemporary nature of 21st century life drawing; as well as looking great in itself, Roslindale reflected all of those qualities perfectly.” – Jake Spicer

    Chapter opener. The text on the left is set in .
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    Chapter opener. The text on the left is set in Adobe Garamond.

    “Learning to draw the figure” article. Roslindale is paired with  for text.
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    “Learning to draw the figure” article. Roslindale is paired with Gordita for text.

    “Tone. Local tone vs light & shadow”
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    “Tone. Local tone vs light & shadow”

    “Beyond looking” chapter opener.
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    “Beyond looking” chapter opener.

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    • Roslindale
    • Gordita
    • Adobe Garamond

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