Vectis, In Your Local Bookshop…

Our Vectis family of classical Roman display faces has proven quite popular with designers of book covers wanting to lend their work an air of classical refinement.  We’ve posted several examples on this site in the past.  Yesterday, we saw the latest of these, Emylia Hall’s ‘The Book of Summers’.  Rather a clever combination of upper and lower case forms went into achieving this design.



Jolly Splendid…Encountered On Book Covers

It’s no secret that our designer, Paul Lloyd, designed an extensive range of freeware typefaces before the days of Greater Albion.  These don’t have the full character sets and all the features of Greater Albion releases, but some of them remain (in our opinion) jolly charming typefaces.  We still like to see these typefaces in use and we were accordingly jolly pleased to discover them in use on book covers designed by Samantha Press of Eggplant Productions.

Spiritual Growth by Lori Ann White makes splendid use of the ‘Lightfoot’ typeface”

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury Regular is used (in conjunction with another typeface) on the cover of Heart Starve by Patricia Russo:

We were also very pleased to spot a further use of one of Paul’s freeware fonts on television, also on a book cover, though perhaps a fictional novel, which is an interesting sort of double bluff. Seen on yesterday’s Doctor Who episode “The Bells of St. John” was a book cover typeset in Bolton (now considerably enhanced in Greater Albion’s release “Bolton Commercial”) – Summer Days by Amelia Williams, fictionally a character from the past of the series we understand, now stranded in 1930s New York, we understand…

The results are rather pleasing, anyway:


Typeface Spotting – Great Bromwich Seen ‘In the Wild’

We were pleased to see our Great Bromwich Regular typeface providing just the right keynote (we think) on Lucy Lethbridge’s book ‘Servants’, just published by Bloomsbury.  This looks a fascinating account of below stairs life in the early 20th century.


Seen In the Radio Times…

Regular reader Fred Stevens was kind enough to forward us this example of Bonnington in action, seen in this week’s Radio Times:

Click on this thumbnail for a closer look-the photoshop (with a small p, this originating with the BBC definitely no commercial advertising) work on the ‘aged’ book cover is really  outstanding.  We think it really shows an excellent use for Bonnington in this sort of period inspired design work.

Seen in a Bookshop…

We were delighted yesterday to spot this book cover in a local bookshop.  It’s the cover on the first paperback edition of Beatrice Colin’s “The Songwriter” and the author’s name is set in Svengali Roman Regular-and fits in with the rest of the design splendidly, we think you’ll agree.

 “The Songwriter” looks jolly interesting and well worth a read.  You can read more about it on Amazon’s UK site.