Stylistic Alternates…

Nationale is one of our current projects, inspires by the lettering of early 20th century she scrip.  Regular readers here, or indeed users of our typefaces will be aware we have a certain fondness for including stylistic alternates in our typefaces.  National will however be something of a first for us, in having a stylistic alternate for each upper and lower case member of the alphabet…

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Showcasing Chequers

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Chequers was inspired by the all-capitals lettering seen on a 1920s magazine cover. It is a family of six small-serifed display faces, including a selection of stylistic alternates. It is one of those happy designs which sits happily in design work inspired by a range of periods.  Not quite ‘timeless’ but ‘time flexible’.

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Showcasing the Clementhorpe Family

We thought it was time to revisit one of our earlier designs, with some new specimen pieces and a few old favourites re-presented.

Clementhorpe is inspired by the lettering on an early 20th century enamel advertisement-for chocolate. From the dozen or so hand drawn letters found in that source Greater Albion Typefounders have constructed a family of Roman faces for display and text work, with bold weights, an italic form as well as condensed, small capital and title forms, all preserving the fun of their inspiration.

Incidentally, one member of the Clementhorpe family is offered free of charge at Myfonts.

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Forthcoming Releases II – Kinver

Here’s another design nearing release.  This time it’s one we’ve not previewed before.

Kinver is inspired by lettering on a 19th century trade card which we found recently, and is what we might call a ‘Super summas’ Roman display face, which we had great fun working on.

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