Reduced to the essence, Adjunct is a typeface with simplified entry and exit strokes. Sometimes referred to as a spurless design, this style originates in the late 1920s with the release of Semplicità from the Italian type foundry Nebiolo. Over the following decades many designs hinted at a spurless structure, with either alternate characters or abbreviated stem terminations, but a complete system never emerged. It wasn’t until musician and designer Hans Reichel released a series of spurless designs in the 1990s, including FF Dax, that the genre would mature.
Adjunct distills this 100 year span and arrives at a design that is both geometric and humanistic in structure and tone. The letter shapes are nearly circular while the spurless entries and exits work to temper any sense of shape repetition. The family consists of 5 weights with italics for each, and a monospaced cut. Adjunct includes tabular and old style figures, as well as a small set of patterns and directional arrows.