Bonsai is modeled after the top-heavy look of the text in a mid-1900s print job done with old worn lead type. Its characters spread wide at the tops and nearly disappear at the bottoms, making them somehow warm, familiar, and easy on the eyes. Bonsai works well at both small point sizes and display situations. Use to evoke a curiously retro feel — like déjà vu.
Bonsai has both roman and italic styles, each with nearly 900 glyphs, true small capitals, old-style and lining figures, numerous ligatures, and full Latin support.