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Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger & Sara Kipin

Contributed by Erica Jung on Jul 19th, 2021. Artwork published in
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    Polyspring by PintassilgoPrints is used on the cover and official trailer of DC Comics graphic novel Thorns, featuring the character Poison Ivy. From the DC Comics website:

    New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF Kody Keplinger and artist Sara Kipin reimagine an iconic DC antihero with a gothic-horror twist.

    Polyspring was hand-drawn based on ltalia Condensed from the Keystone Foundry (before 1901) and a quite decorative feature was added to it: the font is loaded with OpenType flourishing swashes – when turned on, initial and terminal letters of each word automatically get adorned. Besides the swashes, there are also adorned alternates for each letter and numeral.

    The secondary typeface is Chesterfield.

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    1 Comment on “Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger & Sara Kipin”

    1. For Chesterfield, I have found this link from the Type Heritage Project, and couldn’t believe how Jupiter gave that as a model from its origins!

      By the way, Jupiter was drawn by Gustav F. Schroeder and was released in or before 1888 by the Central Type Foundry. Robert Donona digitized this face as Jeanetta starting in 2017 and completed in 2018, but we don’t know if it was released.

    2. Thanks, Jay! There is now an entry for Jupiter. My understanding is that Donona’s revivals are available on request.

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