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…