An associate of ours recently saw the first episode of the BBC One’s new period drama, ‘The Paradise’, Bill Gallagher’s adaptation of the much-loved classic French novel by Emile Zola which has been relocated to a British setting, and thought that something looked rather familiar.
A few moment’s thought told them what it was-the titles and credits (and indeed the shop signage) for the programme are all set in a typeface called ‘Bolton’-one of our designer Paul Lloyd’s earlier typeface designs. Bolton, in its present form, predates the establishment of Greater Albion Typefounders and is available in a freeware form, with a limited typeface, here.
Here’s Bolton in action, as seen on television, with due acknowledgement to the BBC:
Meanwhile, we find ourselves thinking….if Bolton is good enough for the BBC perhaps we should talk to Paul about refining it and completing the character set…’Bolton Comercial may not be that long in coming…
Merrivale is now released on Myfonts. Merrivale is an ideal example of the benefits of keeping ones eyes open- it was inspired by the gilt-finished raised lettering on a late Victorian shopsign in Melbourne, Australia. The family of seven faces include upper and lower case forms, small capitals, all capital forms, and flamboyant display forms. Extensive Opentype features are incorporated. All faces are offered in incised forms inspired by the original lettering as well as in solid black filled forms. Thsee typefaces are wonderful for signage where either a period air or a dignified but legible feel are required. They also lend themselves to other display uses such as posters, book covers and so forth and are ideal for the title lines of certificates.
Currently offered at a discount on Myfonts.
The Metropole family f three faces- Regular, Engraved and Duo -has now released on Myfonts.com.
Metropole is an exercise in combing the curvaceous lines of the Art Nouveau with the solid character and simplicity of Art Deco. The resulting three display faces combine the spirit of the 20s and of the thirties, creating lively fun display faces for headings, signage and banners. These characterful faces with clear simple outlines are also ideal to lend a distinctive air to your web pages, or to create a distinctive ‘house-style’ for lettering.
- Metrople Has Launched On Fontspring (gatf.wordpress.com)