Type designer Cyrus Highsmith designed Quiosco to withstand the rigors of printing on cheap paper with high-speed web presses. This transitional serif was constructed specifically for readability at small sizes, revealed by its narrow character spacing and contrasting character outline.
High-performing fonts save us headaches by reducing the amount of time needed to make adjustments while working, especially when setting large amounts of copy in brochures, annual reports and books. Font Bureau's Quiosco is one that's high on our list of text families that demonstrate the harmony of both charisma and execution.
Pros include a nice overall color, good reading with a generous x-height and short ascenders and descenders allow for a clean, linear look. Some cons include abrupt arches, closed aperatures and clunky italics. It'd be nice to have old-style numerals as a default for a text typeface, but otherwise, a nice choice for a text typeface.
We love the default standard ligatures, low stroke contrast and exaggerated features. The typeface has a great balance of personality and readability, so it sits in the middle of our legibility meter. For more comparisons, download our TPR report on Quiosco.