Set against a somewhat simple design language with a minimal colour palette and sparing use of weights and optical sizes, this pair of typefaces ends up carrying a large portion of the design of this website—and they do it with incredible ease and elegance.
Sowersby says of Martina Plantijn, “I’m honouring the original spirit and fortitude of Plantin. Plantin 110 is a beacon of modern typefounding. I wish the rest of its family was as strong, and that it continued into the official phototype and digital versions. But they’re not. So, by “original” I mean the regular, metal roman style: Plantin 110. Martina Plantijn takes it as her guiding principle.”
Long passages of text are set in Martina Plantijn making for easy, effortless reading on all screen sizes while Söhne, for the most part, handles the interface elements. Both typefaces disappear just enough so that they add to the design without overpowering the content, a characteristic that is admirable in any typeface and much more so while being used on a website that is so text-heavy.