Buddy font family

Designed by  David Bergsland in 2010

About Buddy font family

Buddy is the new companion sans for Contenu, the book font family designed for an upcoming book on book family design. Originally, I called it Compagnon, but that seemed to pompous. Then I called it Aide, but that was too formal and dry. It's a loose, free, easy to read sans, so when my wife suggested Buddy, it clicked. The original inspiration was Aerle, a display font family I designed in 2009. That family was too loose for normal" use, so I tightened it up a little. This is the 4-font Buddy family of Regular, Italic, Bold, & Bold Italic. I made a new more limited feature set for these fonts due to their designed usage, but there are still small caps, small cap figures, oldstyle figures, numerators, and denominators. The bold is closer to a black, and the italics are only slightly slanted obliques. if you need a strong black in caps, use the small caps of the bold."


Desktop fonts are designed to be installed on a computer for use with applications. Licensed per computer.
Web fonts are used with the CSS @font-face rule. They are licensed for a set number of page views with no time limitation.
Web fonts are used with the CSS rule @font-face used. The license has no time limit.
Mobile App Fonts can be embedded in your mobile application. Each app requires a separate license. The license is based on the number of app installations.
Electronic Publication Fonts can be embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per issue.
Server fonts can be installed on a server and e.g. used by automated processes to create items. A license is per server core CPU per year.
You can use this type of license to embed web fonts in digital ads, such as ads created in HTML5. The licenses are valid for a specific number of ad impressions without time limit.

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Buddy Family

 (4 Typefaces) -  2 variants
From US$ 78
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Oldstyle Book Production Package

 (13 Typefaces) -  1 variant
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