Two of our new releases have just launched on Myfonts.com.
Belle Jardin is an Art Deco inspired display family of three typefaces,
offered in in-line engraved regular and demi old forms as well as a solid
bold form. It offers upper and lower case solid slab-built forms that
create an immediate atmosphere of the streamline era of the thirties and
are also at home in post-war revival inspired design work. The letterforms
are solidly legible and ideal for cover and poster inspired design work.
Lavery is a calligraphic display face, drawing its inspiration from the
designs of the early years of the 20th century. It has an extensive range
of ligatures and other opentype features and a delightfully hand-drawn
feel. Lavery combines a great deal of character with clear legibility and
a spirit of fun.
Today we introduce the two other members of the Belle Jardin family. As well as the regular form which we’ve already previewed, we’ve developed semi-bold and bold typefaces to complete this Art Deco inspired family.
Here are a few test pieces which explore Belle Jardin Regular in use. We seem to have adopted a vintage appliance theme today. If there wasn’t an appliance brand called Chromia, there jolly well ought to have been!
We’re continuing work on the ‘Belle Jardin’ project – with some further refinement of the letter forms in light of reader feedback on here, some punctuation and the numerals completed. We’ve decided to include both lining and old-style numerals . Here’s what we’re thinking, firstly the lining numerals:
Secondly, the charm of old style numerals, which always harmonise more readily with text (we think):
We’ve now had the opportunity to do some more work upon our ‘Belle Jardin’ project and to refine the letterforms developed so far in the light of our own further reflection and feedback received. This Art Deco inspired project seems to have attracted quite a lot of interest, so we’re moving it to the head of our development queue.
Here’s a more recent sampler, showing upper and lower case letter forms as well as an extensive range of stylistic alternates. Have fun spotting the differences and just where things have evolved!