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About
Description

Barber typeface is an ode to the glorious art of Vietnamese signpainting. Hand-painted signs, which once dominated urban areas, now remain on storefronts of very few businesses in the Cho Lon area. This typeface was rendered based on one of such remnant—a barbershop’s sign in District 5, Saigon circa mid-1980s. By late 2018, the old barbershop’s sign was no longer visible hidden behind a newer, extended metal one.

The chromatic, all-caps, display typeface consists of 4 font variants. When layered, they create the dimensional typographic effects with lighting and shadows, similar to that of the original hand-painted sign. This style was largely influenced by European lettering in the 19th and 20th century.

Republish Foundry

Republish is a self-initiated and exploratory project by Behalf Studio. The project seeks to investigate the typographic remnants, hidden in the apertures of urban landscape and archived materials, and revive them into digital typefaces.

The process of creating the digital incarnations often involves both research-driven and speculative design. Starting from the collection and study of vernacular typographic elements, we select the ones that give us ground to experiment with. We will then extrapolate from a few letters to create a completed working typeface, informed by visual research and cultural context.

The output of this project is a curated collection of free and open-source fonts, along with storytelling elements, created by and for Vietnamese people. This is our effort to return the unique but familiar aesthetics of local identity to the community.

Open source details

Barber is available via an open source license. You're free to use it with your Adobe Fonts account just as you would any other font in the Adobe Fonts library. For information regarding other uses of Barber, see copyright and license details for Barber Complete, Barber Fill, Barber Outline, Barber Right, and Barber Shadow.

Licensing Information
The full Adobe Fonts library is cleared for both personal and commercial use.

As with everything from Adobe Fonts, you can use these fonts for:

Design Projects

Create images or vector artwork, including logos

Website Publishing

Create a Web Project to add any font from our service to your website

PDFs

Embed fonts in PDFs for viewing and printing

Video and Broadcast

Use fonts to create in-house or commercial video content

And more…

Visit the Adobe Fonts Licensing FAQ for full details

Visit Republish Foundry to purchase additional licensing and services, including:
Mobile Apps: Embed fonts in your app UI
Self Hosting: Host web font files on your own server
Custom Services: Request modifications or bespoke fonts directly from the foundry
Volume licensing: Use the fonts across your whole organization
Select font style

How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.

Desktop

In application font menus, this font will display:

{{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_family_name}} {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_subfamily_name}}

Web

To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.family.css_font_stack.replace('"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

Fonts in the Adobe Fonts library include support for many different languages, OpenType features, and typographic styles.