Garstang Engraved is othe latest in Greater Albion ‘s series of ‘wood type’ inspired fonts. Garstang Engraved is a hand-cut Roman, suggesting the late Victorian era, but the type of thing that continued in use well into the twentieth century. If you want a title face that has versatility and suggests a past history, as well as the art of finely cut wood type, then this is it!
I was quite surprised a few days ago to see lettering in Bromwich, writ large on the side of a ‘bus. It was on a modern advertising vinyl, occupying the full side of the bus, promoting Bickford and Sons range of drink mixers. The bus was awkwardly placed and in motion, ruling out the possibility of a photograph, but it turns out that Bickford and Sons of South Australia make extensive use of Bromwich on their website and indeed on their bottle labels as well. All rather pleasing!
We’re getting ready to dispatch three new releases in the next fe days. One of these is the Opentype feature Rich ‘Signwriter Standard’. Another is ‘Display Hatched’ designed as a complement to Signwriter Standard, but also a versatile display face in its own right, and previewed here for the first time. The third new release is … a surprise for the moment, having not been previewed as yet, and something of a design departure for Greater Albion, so watch this space.
Also waiting in the wings are Ledbury, Flinscher and Netherland Perpendicular, so a lot to look out for. In the meantime, here’s a first look at ‘Display Hatched’:
Chequers was inspired by the all-capitals lettering seen on a 1920s magazine cover. It is a family of six small-serifed display faces, including a selection of stylistic alternates. It is one of those happy designs which sits happily in design work inspired by a range of periods. Not quite ‘timeless’ but ‘time flexible’.
We thought it was time to revisit one of our earlier designs, with some new specimen pieces and a few old favourites re-presented.
Clementhorpe is inspired by the lettering on an early 20th century enamel advertisement-for chocolate. From the dozen or so hand drawn letters found in that source Greater Albion Typefounders have constructed a family of Roman faces for display and text work, with bold weights, an italic form as well as condensed, small capital and title forms, all preserving the fun of their inspiration.
Incidentally, one member of the Clementhorpe family is offered free of charge at Myfonts.