Inspired by the vibrant, sophisticated, & lively Astor Place in NYC, I designed a typeface to capture the essence of this area's culture. The goal with 'Astor Place' is to be sleek, but classic, with a unique touch of something unexpected. Astor Place is a display serif typeface with traits similar to Didot & Bodoni. It has some clean & organic contemporary elements that give the font more character and tone. It remains more on the condensed side, while maintaining smooth curves and teardrop shaped ball terminals. Astor place has a touch of drama with strong stroke contrast, a feeling of sophistication with it's slim & tall presence, and a hint of a contemporary edge which keeps Astor Place appealing and memorable.