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Broadside ballads were popular songs, sold for a penny or halfpenny in the streets of towns and villages around Britain between the 16th century and early 20th centuries. They preceded chapbooks, but had similar content, marketing and distribution systems:“If you want to buy, I’m your chap”. There are records from Cambridgeshire as early as in 1553 of a man offering a scurrilous ballad maistres mass at an alehouse, and a pedlar selling lytle books to people, including a patcher of old clothes in 1578. These sales are probably characteristic of the market for chapbooks.

Because of their flimsy nature such ephemera rarely survive as individual items. They were aimed at buyers without formal libraries and, in an era when paper was expensive, were used for wrapping or baking. Paper has also always had hygienic uses; there are contemporary references to the use of chapbooks as bum fodder. Many of the surviving chapbooks come from the collections of Samuel Pepys between 1661 and 1688 which are now held at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The antiquary Anthony Wood also collected 65 chapbooks, (including 20 from before 1660), which are now in the Bodleian Library. There are also significant Scottish collections, such as those held by the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland.
Des ballades, des chansons populaires, imprimées sur une seule feuille sur papier bon marché, parfois illustrée (broadside ballads), étaient vendues pour un penny ou un demi-penny dans les rues des villes et villages de Grande-Bretagne entre le XVIe siècle et le début du XIXe siècle.

Typeface Info

Pliego (Spanish for Spread) has rough angular shapes with unexpected details, but its proportions are classic and help to set running texts with an even and readable paragraph texture. This contrast is visible used at big sizes, where Pliego can show off its witty and fearless personality, with lots of ornamental features.

To cover today’s needs, Pliego includes five weights with matching italics. Designed and engineered for continuous reading, the Book, Regular and Medium weights will perform at their best under 14 points. However, don’t be scared to use for headlines and titles: because of its quirky details and calligraphic flavour, Pliego’s personality is accentuated when enlarged.

With an extensive Latin character set, Pliego covers a wide amount of Latin-based languages, including Latin Plus encoding and Vietnamese support.

Every font includes small caps, ligatures, swashes, old style, lining, proportional and tabular figures, superscript, subscript, numerators, denominators, and fractions.

Pliego 5 weights + italics. 10 fonts

Glyphset 1211 glyphs

Designed by Juanjo López

Year 2018

Styles

Pliego Book

Astronautical

Pliego Book Italic

Cryptographer

Pliego Regular

Unquantified

Pliego Italic

Enumerations

Pliego Medium

Greengrocers

Pliego Medium Italic

Manipulators

Pliego SemiBold

Extinguisher

Pliego SemiBold Italic

Policewoman

Pliego Bold

Deflationary

Pliego Bold Italic

Stereotypical

Character Set

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

Diacritics and foreign characters set

ÁĂẮẶẰẲẴǍÂẤẬẦẨẪÄẠÀẢĀĄÅǺÃÆǼĆČÇĈĊÐĎĐÉĔĚÊẾỆỀỂỄËĖẸÈẺĒĘẼĞǦĜĢĠĦĤIJÍĬǏÎÏİỊÌỈĪĮĨĴĶĹĽĻĿŁŃŇŅŊƝÑÓŎǑÔỐỘỒỔỖÖỌÒỎƠỚỢỜỞỠŐŌǪØǾÕŒÞŔŘŖŚŠŞŜȘẞƏŦŤŢȚÚŬǓÛÜǗǙǛǕỤÙỦƯỨỰỪỬỮŰŪŲŮŨẂŴẄẀÝŶŸỴỲỶȲỸŹŽŻ
áăắặằẳẵǎâấậầẩẫäạàảāąåǻãæǽćčçĉċðďđéĕěêếệềểễëėẹèẻēęẽəğǧĝģġħĥıíĭǐîïịìỉijīįĩȷĵķĸĺľļŀłńʼnňņŋɲñóŏǒôốộồổỗöọòỏơớợờởỡőōǫøǿõœþŕřŗśšşŝșßŧťţțúŭǔûüǘǚǜǖụùủưứựừửữűūųůũẃŵẅẁýŷÿỵỳỷȳỹźžż

Small Caps

aáăắặằẳẵǎâấậầẩẫäạàảāąåǻãæǽbcćčçĉċdðďđeéĕěêếệềểễëėẹèẻēęẽəfgğǧĝģġhħĥiıíĭǐîïịìỉijīįĩjĵkķĸlĺľļŀłmnńʼnňņŋɲñoóŏǒôốộồổỗöọòỏơớợờởỡőōǫøǿõœpþqrŕřŗsśšşŝșßtŧťţțuúŭǔûüǘǚǜǖụùủưứựừửữűūųůũvwẃŵẅẁxyýŷÿỵỳỷȳỹzźžż 0123456789 (@)[$]{€}-¿&?¡£!

Ligatures

fi fl ff ffi ffl fh fj fk Th ct st

Swashes

Ắ Ǽ B Ç Ď Ę F Ğ Ħ Ị Ĵ Ķ Ļ M Ñ Ợ Œ P Q Ŕ S Ť Ǔ V Ŵ Ÿ Ž

Quotes, Punctuation & Symbols

#*\·•:;,.… ¡!¿?”’/_{—}[–](-)«»‹›„“”‘’‚
€¢¤$ƒ£¥₫+−×÷=≠><≥≤±%‰>↑→↓←↔◊@&¶§©®™°|¦†‡^
☜☝☞☟✠❦❧@&¶☛

OpenType Features

Standard Ligatures

mafia flash raffle kafka

Discrectional Ligatures

The misty pizza cactus

Alternate Characters in Stylistic Sets

Rambo Soup Cancel Xelo

Small Caps

En un lugar (de la Marcha)

Contextual Alternates

Qué ☞ Qap ☞ Qy / Ron ☞ Rap

Case Sensitive Forms

¿QUÉ? (DIGA 33)

Localised Forms

Diyarbakır caŀligrafia

Old Style & Lining Figures

654$ + 67%  / 654$ + 67%

Tabular Old Style & Lining Figures

76.296,13   32.654,87

Numerator, Denominator & Fractions

01234/56789 756/1983

Super & Subscript

H2O n34

Stylistic Set 01 · Tailed forms

KONARO ☞ KONARO

Stylistic Set 02 · Venetian forms

Toledo Mola ☞ Toledo Mola

Stylistic Set 03 · Short J

MAJO ☞ MAJO

Stylistic Set 04 · Extra Swashed A

Alicia ☞ Alicia

Buy

Here you can purchase Pliego for a desktop license.

Pliego Family (10 fonts):
5 weights + italics.

Pliego Basic Family (4 fonts):
Regular, Italic, Bold & Bold Italic.

And, of course any individual weight.

Please contact me for web, ePub, server or extended licenses.

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