This type design originates from an examination of the superellipses of modern typeface classics, with the objective of determining the exact superellipses chosen for the outer and inner shapes in the design of these predigital typefaces. Forbury emerged from this study as a contemporary super clean typeface with less stroke contrast and curve variation than found among the older faces.
With its classic and neutral personality the typeface Forbury is not one to shout out loud for attention. It is a typeface freed from any form of peculiarity in the letter shapes. The uniform structure makes it usable for both display and running text.