Matthew Carter’s Roster—one of my favorites of his typefaces—slyly redefined the athletic design vernacular in 1998, when it debuted in Sports Illustrated. After the design was benched for over a decade, Font Bureau drafted me to coach its original small lineup of font styles into a plucky team of sixty. It was a thrill to play alongside one of the greats.
The family expansion brings new agility to support the punch of its original styles. Shapes take unexpected turns at the extreme weights, with brazen overlaps at the heaviest end and an unique vocabulary of pinched corners at the lightest. Roster pushes to the limits of width as well, so all your bases are covered.