Abelard focuses on functionality. It’s a modern family, with 12 styles. The weights range from Light to Extrabold, and each has a companion italic. Abelard was designed by Barbara Bigosińska, a Polish designer living in the Netherlands. Abelard’s contrast model is vertical, like most other neoclassical-style typefaces. Its letterforms are based on pointed-pen models. With Abelard, Bigosińska has created a contemporary response to neoclassical types like Baskerville, Bulmer, and Scotch Roman.