Atlantic Condensed was created as part of the landmark 2019 redesign of The Atlantic.
We took inspiration from the original nameplate of The Atlantic’s first issues from 1857, researching the origin of the printer and type foundry involved in the original publication. This led us to specimens in the Scotch Modern family, with a uniquely American flavor. By leveraging this history with contemporary details and methods of production, we were able to create something authentic and unique to The Atlantic.
Design direction by Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday