Deco Metro Releases on Myfonts.com

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Deco Metro is a 1920s and 30s inspired display family, ideal for posters, banners, book covers and other promotional work. Two weights, regular (with an incised centre line) and bold (without the centre line) are offered. The family has an extensive range of features including discretionary ligatures, old-style numerals, Swash Letter and numeral forms, small capitals, Roman numerals and fractions.DecoMetro1DecoMetro4 DecoMetro2 DecoMetro3
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New Banners for Whitehaven

Whitehaven was one of the earliest of Greater Albion’s typeface families, and is an Art Deco inspired family of nine all capitals typefaces.  We’ve just updated the banner artwork for the family on Myfonts and I thought it worth posting the new banners – one for each typeface in the family – here.

We’re often asked how Greater Albion’s typeface’s name are arrived at.  Really I can only summarise it as ‘free association’, and ‘Whitehaven’ is a good example of that.  At the time of working on the family I was re-watching the ITV ‘Poirot’ series, or at least it’s earlier episodes, which were set in the 1930’s and often featured distinguished examples of Art Deco architecture. These included Poirot’s own block of flats, called “Whitehaven Mansions” in accordance with the Poirot novels.  In reality, the building used was “Florin Court” in Smithfield, London.

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From Studio Handbook Lettering by “Welo” – 3

Three in one today, as we showcase a page of “Studio Handbook Lettering” with a distinct Art Deco theme.  There are certainly a few notions of Art Deco geometric simplicity pushed to the extreme here- perhaps a little too much so for use in practice, but food for thought certainly…

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From Studio Handbook Lettering by “Welo” – 2

There’s something about this bold display Roman which puts me in mind of the lettering used on American share scrip from the days prior to computerised stock trading.  Somehow life seems the poorer for the loss of all those beautiful examples of the engraver’s art.  Meanwhile, this typeface, with its cutaway ‘corners’ has a distinct appeal.

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