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FS Benjamin

is the London type
Light
Light
Light Italic
Light Italic
Book
Book
Book Italic
Book Italic
Regular
Regular
Italic
Italic
Medium
Medium
Medium Italic
Medium Italic
SemiBold
SemiBold
SemiBold Italic
SemiBold Italic
Bold
Bold
Bold Italic
Bold Italic
Stone and steel
Stone and steel

FS Benjamin is a flared serif typeface designed by Stuart de Rozario. Consisting of 12 styles ranging from Light, Book, Regular, Medium, SemiBold and Bold with Italics it has clear, delicate letterforms, punctuated with brutal chiselled angles. With a pure and crafted feel to the forms the typeface has traditional roots but has been designed to work in a contemporary setting. Archetypal proportions in terms of x-height to cap height and ascender to descender ratio, allow the typeface to feel familiar and be legible in all platforms.

Stuart de Rozario
Stone and steel
Delicate brutalism
Delicate brutalism

Inspired by the contrasts of London and named after Big Ben, FS Benjamin was designed by Stuart de Rozario and founder, Jason Smith. Walking around London Jason was inspired by the juxtaposition of the old and the new. Glass and steel architecture can often be found amongst traditional signage and coats of arms seen around the City. These surroundings sparked an idea to create a modern design based on an alphabet that would traditionally be carved from stone.

“Much of the typography we see today is so similar. I thought what if we created a typeface with traditional roots but modernised it to sit amongst the punk and noise of the streets of London? Old with new. Business with busyness. This is what London is all about.” Jason Smith

Delicate brutalism
Lowercase
Uppercase
Small Caps
Figures & Currency (Tabular Lining)
Figures & Currency (Proportional Lining)
Figures & Currency (Tabular Oldstyle)
Figures & Currency (Proportional Oldstyle)
Mathematical Forms
Superiors & Fractions
Punctuation & Marks
Ligatures
Discretionary Ligatures
Accents
Stylistic Alternatives (Set One)
Stylistic Alternatives (Set Two)
Stylistic Alternatives (Set Three)
Stylistic Alternatives (Set Four)
Stylistic Alternatives (Set Five)