Poor Richard is a decorative old style serif font family with a small x-height, and is based on the Keystone Type Foundry design circa 1919.
The initial digital letterforms were manufactured by Paul Hickson (P&P Hickson), and it was produced by Steve Jackaman (ITF) in 1997. The lowercase ‘g’ from the original design that resembles a figure eight is still available as an alternate character.
Poor Richard has a homely, old-fashioned renaissance feel, and showcases a few disconnected figures that are reminiscent of stencil typefaces. It performs admirably at all sizes.
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Poor Richard is a trademark of International TypeFounders, Inc.
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