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The Northern Block’s Byker typeface is a handsome geometric sans serif that, as the name suggests, is meant to evoke the high-end tooling of performance bicycles. Its designer, Jonathan Hill, says:
The letterforms are constructed digitally from a technical grid and overlaid with handmade curves. The combination of this process creates a strong, organic font that is precise with subtle movement and personality without being too clinical.
YouWorkForThem has the entire type family on sale right now for just US$23.50 for the desktop version (a webfont license is also available for the same price). Byker comes in fourteen fonts, from Ultralight all the way through Extra Bold and Black; that kind of versatility for that price is a steal.+