The Millerstown Typefaces

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Millerstown is full of that solid, 19th Century, transatlantic spirit of enterprise. It is an all capitals face, decorative but clear and legible, ideal for signage, posters and banners.

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Athabasca

Athabasca is ‘Wild West’ Tuscan on steroids. Remember those stylised tall and narrow typefaces that used to appear in Wild West comics, Western movies, ‘Wanted’ posters and so forth?

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For that weathered look…

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Saspirillo Fizz has been put through our (not quite) patented ‘fizzing’ process, in order to give it that weathered look of heavily used type.

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Work Finished on a Range of Tuscan Typefaces…

… and here’s one of them.

We really went all out on this one – Sasparillo is an ‘extreme’ Tuscan face, with reversed emphasis, by which we mean the horizontals are far heavier than the verticals.

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Ultra-Tuscan….

Here are some sketches that might become a forthcoming release.  We were looking through a pile of old printers specimens of Tuscan typefaces, and we started wondering what an Ultra-Tuscan face, with all the features of Tuscan typefaces-bifurcated fractals, tapering verticals and broken horizontals for instance- exaggerated to the bounds of good taste might look like. After some messing around with the idea here’s some of what we came up with:

One thing we’ve still got to decide though.. Our initial thought in naming this one was something in our usual, unashamedly Anglophile and sightly dated way, as “Ecclesham”.  alternatively, perhaps we should just call it what it is- “Ultra Tuscan”…  We’d be pleased to hear opinions on this one, so do let us know?