Beckinslade Launches…

Beckinslade is now available on both Fontspring and Myfonts.  Here are a couple more sample images of our Christmas Blackletter release (though it’s suitable for any time of year) for 2011…


Beckinslade About to Release…

We’ve just sent Beckinslade off to our resellers, so it should appear shortly.  Meanwhile here’s a ew preview pieces.  Beckinslade is a lovely elaborate blackletter face, released just in time for Christmas, but useable at any time of the year.  It is in the best traditions of Victorian Gothic revival, drawing inspiration from a range of sources and marrying them into one homogenous whole.  The emphasis is on aesthetics rather than historical accuracy.  Great fun though for anywhere ‘ye olde’ look is desired.


Eccles and Oakland Launch on Fontspring

Eccles (We’d say “You Swine, you deaded me”, but you’d have to be a fan of the Goon Show to get the joke) and Oakland have now launched on Fontspring.

Two New Releases Launched

Our two most recently completed projects Eccles and Oakland have just launched on Myfonts at a 35% introductory discount.  Click on the Banners below to try them out for yourself:

Coming (Very) Soon

We’ve just sent off our next two releases to our resellers.  Eccles and Oakland will both be somewhat familiar to regular readers here over the last week or two.  They are both single typefaces rather than families and are both display faces that make a rather dramatic statement in their own way.

However, as we hope the samples below will show, they do rather come from opposite ends of the design continuum!

Coming next-and also previewed before:  Bettendorf and “Dem Bones”….

A Name Change

An Eccles Cake.

Image via Wikipedia

The project that we have presented here before as ‘Ecclesham’ is nearing completion, but we have decided on a name change.  We felt that Ecclesham, while a name that matches the quaint charm of this extreme Tuscan decorative face, might be considered a bit of a mouthful.  Thus we’ve settled on a rather shorter name, ‘Eccles’.  Any suggestion that our chief designer was daydreaming about Eccles Cakes (again…) is quite without foundation! 🙂

For those unlucky enough not to have come across this delightful pastry, Wikipedia tells us:

An Eccles cake is a small, round cake filled with currants and made from flaky pastry with butter and can sometimes be topped with demerara sugar. Eccles cakes are named after the English town of Eccles. It is not known who invented the recipe, but James Birch is credited with being the first person to sell Eccles cakes on a commercial basis, which he sold from his shop at the corner of Vicarage Road and St Mary’s Road (now known as Church Street) in the town centre, in 1793. In the first of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series, “Master and Commander,” Jack Aubrey is staying at The Crown in Port Mahón, Minorca. He observes: “… the place smelt of olive oil, sardines and wine; and there was not the least possibility of a Bakewell tart, an Eccles cake or even a decent suet pudding.”

Now there are a few other delicacies we could dream about…meanwhile, here’s a sampling of the latest Beta version of Eccles: