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.
Our Bonning family of nine typefaces is currently offered as one of our specials for the month of May at a 40% discount on Myfonts and Fontspring.
We’d be hard put to think of a unifying theme for today’s instalment of the Bonning showcase, unless it is the 1920s inspired elegance of the typeface family itself (we know that sounds somewhat syrupy). The three posters presented promote travel to London, chocolate (Ambrosine again) and the 1920s Garden City movement.
Below you can see the same poster, somewhat re-imagined and using all three of those faces:
Neither our reconstruction of the poster, nor the typefaces themselves are slavish copies of his originals. All three typefaces are used in the poster “Air Service” is set in the Incised face, “DO IT NOW and “France” are in bold and the remainder is set in the regular face.
You can see clear differences between our typefaces and the original hand lettering- our ‘A’s are quite differently shaped, we’ve reduced the stem width in the regular face, increased the curve in the ‘S’ and so forth. We feel this example nicely illustrates all of what our foundry is about- we’re not in the business of just reviving old designs, but of designing new typefaces which incorporate and feature strongly traditional design elements.
The Jonquin family is currently being offered at a 40% discount on Myfonts and Fontspring.