Our Bourne typeface thoughts are starting to take form. Thanks for all the feedback we’ve received. We’ve not followed all of it and indeed have applied some of it in reverse, but we think things are shaping up well. A sample follows below. We have several Bourne faces in mind, rounded, lighter weights, etc…
After much development, testing and previewing, our Henrician family has launched on Myfonts.com
Henrician can claim two sources of inspiration. One of these was a set of beautiful capital letterforms seen on the cover of a 19th century album of engravings. The engravings contained therein depicted lovely examples of half-timberedTudor architecture and there was a clear ‘Tudor’ intent behind the letterforms. The second source of inspiration is more conceptual-the title lettering of period films from the 30’s to the 60’s…think if the opening text when Errol Flynn plays Robin Hood, or think of Richard the Lionheart, or even that great comedy Classic ‘Carry on Henry’, and it’s discussion of Sir Thomas de Cobbler….but we digress! Henrician is a set of eight display and text (but perhaps not Body Text) faces in a ‘Tudor Revival’ spirit. Like any good revival design they are somehow at home with a wide range period themed design work, covering the medieval until, perhaps, the 18th century, just so long as we’re more concerned with fun and appearance than strict historical accuracy. The family will be at home in the realms of advertising, posters, cover design and web design. Try Henrician out today!
Here are display banners for each of the eight members of the family….and a few others besides:
We couldn’t help admiring the lettering included in the design of this rather splendid poster, promoting the transport infrastructure used by a rather well known and loved cocoa and chocolate manufacturer.
There’s a long way to go yet, but we’ve been exploring these capitals as an initial starting point for a typeface family. We’ll keep you up to date as this develops:
Here’s the second part of our Henrician pre-release showcase. Today’s there’s a book cover design featuring none other than His Late Majesty, King Henry VIII. We also have two travel posters, for rail and sea travel.
We’ve just sent Henrician off to our resellers, so we thought we’d share a few more pieces that show it in action. We have a suitably Tudor banquet menu to start with- actually this is only part of a menu, being a list of some of the requisites for the starter course of one of Henry VIII’sbanquets (!). The text shown over the Tower of London appeared at the start of a film, that great comedy epic(!) Carry on Henry. Finally, we have a poster inviting us to take a train to the lovely Medieval town of Chester.
We’ve thought for some time that we should develop a Greater Albion Typefounders specimen book. This will have a number of benefits, but will also eat into time which could be applied to other projects, like designing new typefaces. Still, we can at least make a gradual start by preparing specimen pages for new typeface families as they are completed. With that in mind, we’ve made a start with Henrician, and the pages follow below. We’ve also included a link so that these pages are downloadable in pdf form. Yes, we’ve also finally settled on our preferred spelling of “Henrician”!