Starting to Test Sombrieul

We now have a pre-release version of the completed ‘Sombrieul’ typeface.  This typeface has an extensive range of opentype features, it’s basically a typeface family in a single font! It’s also taken months of development work to get to this point.

I thought people might be interested to see a couple of our test pieces, showing the new font in action:


A Family of Sixteen Typefaces

We expect to send our Amersham and Ames’ Roman typefaces off to our resellers in the near future.  Ames’ Roman is to be a family of sixteen typefaces and is a stylish ‘New-Style’ Roman family in divers weights and widths.  Ames’ Roman is designed to embody beautiful clarity with dramatic contrast between horizontal and vertical strokes.  All typefaces include small capital forms, new and old style numerals (and indeed ‘small capital’ numerals for consistency).


Here’s a download link for catalogue pages illustrating all sixteen typefaces in the family.  We will publish some examples of the family in use shortly.


Cherritt Released


We have just released the Cherritt Family of twenty faces.  Cherritt is the ‘go anywhere’ family-as the selection of images below shows, it can be equally at home captioning a sepia tinted vintage photograph, on the cover of a children’s adventure book, a retro-futuristic design or a travel poster.  Our sample images below give some small idea of this great scope.

We think of Cherritt as a ‘bullnosed’ serif face, because of its rounded off serifs. What that phrase may not convey is the friendly, approachable nature of this large family of faces.

The design was originally inspired by traditional draftsmens’ hand-drawn serif lettering, but has been given a precise geometric flavor that suits it for work owing its inspiration to any era, from Victorian times through to the modern. More…

They are ideal for headings and poster work, but also for setting small volumes of text. Four weights are included in the family, as well as wide, expanded and condensed forms, true small capitals and openface forms.

All family members embody extensive OpenType features.

You can try out Cherritt for yourself on

In the meantime, here are some specimen pages showing all tweny members of the familiy:


Here are some sample images of the Cherritt faces in action.  Click on the thumbnails to see them larger.