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A sett, usually referred to in the plural and known in some places as a Belgian block, is a broadly rectangular quarried stone used for paving roads. Formerly in widespread use, particularly on steeper streets because setts provided horses’ hooves with better grip than a smooth surface, they are now encountered rather as decorative stone paving in landscape architecture. Setts are often inaccurately referred to as “cobbles”: a sett is distinct from a cobblestone in that it is quarried or worked to a regular shape, whereas the latter is generally a small, naturally-rounded rock.
Places paved with setts include many streets in Rome and elsewhere in Italy (where blocks are called sampietrini or bolognini), since the technique was first used by Romans, in Aberdeen (Scotland), much of Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town, and Red Square in Moscow. Silloth on Solway, the seaside town in Cumbria, still has the setts (originally laid in the 19th century) on Eden St and the seafront Criffel Street. Streets paved with setts feature in cycling competitions including the “Tour of Britain” which visited Silloth on Solway in 2015. Streets in Belgian towns are historically layered with Belgian blocks, both in the centre areas and the outer residential neighbourhoods. However, in recent years, many of them have been progressively replaced by asphalt in order to reduce car noise and improve conditions for commuter cycling. Many streets and roads in Belgium and remote country routes just over the border in northern France are still dominated by setts.
En brosten er en rektangulær, tilhugget natursten, der måler ca. 15x16x21 cm og vejer ca. 12 kg. Som regel er materialet granit, men brosten af basalt og gnejs ses også. Betegnelsen brosten har sin baggrund i, at “broer” af træfjæle (brofjæle) blev lagt som dækker over de mudrede gader og stræder i middelalderbyerne i Nordeuropa for at lade folk færdes tørskoet i de våde gader århundrede blev træbrolægning efterhånden udskiftet med gadedækker af sten, og denne belægning overtog navnet “bro” eller “stenbro” efter den ældre træbrolægning.

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Adoquin is a clean and friendly semi serif family. It comes in seven weights with small caps, wich makes it a versatile typeface.

The design is based on geometric sans serif typefaces and the calligraphic features of old school models, making Adoquin a functional and warm font family.

Its informal but elegant look makes it the perfect display type fitted for logotypes, book design, packaging or magazines. Its wide range of weights and discreet alternates makes it very enjoyable to read, so its also perfectly fitted for longer texts.

Adoquin has an extended character set for Central and Eastern European languages, and shows all its potential wit OpenType-savvy applications. Every font includes small caps, ligatures, old style figures, fractions, numerators and denominators and alternative characters without some calligraphic features suited for smaller or longer texts (in this case, the alternative characters are less ornamented).

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Adoquin 7 weights + italics. 14 fonts

Glyphset 651 glyphs

Designed by Juanjo López

Year 2013


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Diacritics and foreign characters set



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