ExtraLight


Dr ExtraLight

ExtraLight Italic


Dr ExtraLight Italic

Light


Dr Light

Light Italic


Dr Light Italic

Regular


Dr Regular

Italic


Dr Italic

Medium


Dr Medium

Medium Italic


Dr Medium Italic

Bold


Dr Bold

Bold Italic


Dr Bold Italic

ExtraBold


Dr ExtraBold

ExtraBold Italic


Dr ExtraBold Italic

Design info


Dr is a curious kind of geometric sans serif. With only minimal optical corrections of the letterforms, widely differing proportions, and some preposterous looking design details a lot in this typeface seems weirdly off. As if artificial body parts had been affixed where the “normal” ones have gone missing.

Bureau Brut initially developed Dr as part of the design for a medical company specialized in orthopedic prosthetics and implants for hands and wrists. The visual language signifies clear and precise surgical procedures.
Dr may seem crude at first sight, but the characters were constructed with similar surgical precision. Narrow apertures to the counter forms of the letters represent the preciseness of the medical products and procedures. These are also reflected in the letter fit: While the openings of characters like c or e as well as the spacing are still generous in the light weights, they get tighter and more closed as the weight increases across the family. Analogously, the distance between the i and its dot. This makes Dr — foremost a display typeface designed for word marks and headlines — unique and punchy in appearance but still harmoniously looking in a whole paragraph of text.

Available in six weights with small caps and matching italics.

Design: Bureau Brut. Team: Quentin Schmerber.

Dr specimen

Character set