Typeface design by Göran Söderström.
“Meadow is a serious attempt in doing a neutral typeface family that can be used as a strong functional typeface for many different needs. At the same time, Meadow has a true personality, which I think new typefaces should have. Influences can be found in work by Hermann Zapf. I must also confess that I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the typeface Optima.
Meadow is the more contemporary alternative with a fresh expression and a twist of something new. There is a movement in the junctions between the stem and stroke which is by purpose shifted away from the stem. This does not really mimic what a broadpen would do, but it gives the typeface some unexpected details. Even more unexpected is that the characteristics grows as the typeface gets heavier, instead of the opposite which is more common.”