The Escrow™ design is a font with a purpose. It was commissioned for use by the Wall Street Journal, giving this text font an almost unprecedented amount of visibility. Essentially the design is an expanded version of Monotype Scotch No. 36 - one of many typeface designs used by the newspaper in its long history, this powerhouse delivers the news in a most dignified way.
Designer Cyrus Highsmith intended the four text weights and their italics of the Escrow font to be set at twelve point and larger. Eliminating flourishes from the previous version's italics, satisfied the paper's request for a “newsier” set of italics. Throughout the typeface family, Highsmith retains the necessary copyfit by adjusting counter width and serif length throughout the weights.
Original, yet somehow familiar, authoritative and eminently usable, it shouldn’t be news to anybody that the Escrow font has earned the mantle of Super Family. Complementing the text designs are 28 display designs intended for headlines and subheads.