Fargo Tuscan is the first of seven typefaces exploring the decorative possibilities of the Tuscan letter form, all of which are releasing in 2017. It’s the most European of the seven- it’s a Mid-Victorian inspired display face which would have been (and is) at home on either side of the Atlantic, unlike some of the others in this batch of Tuscan faces which are distinctly ‘trans-Atlantic’ (we know, that depends on your point of view but we are Greater ALBION Typefounders after all) in flavour. Fargo Tuscan is replete with decorative features, including Swash Capitals, alternate numeric forms and stylistic alternates ideal for the beginning and ending of words.
In theory, my spare time at the moment should be spent on the many ligature pairs required by ‘Ledbury’. In the midst of that I had an idea. I decided that idea needed to be acted upon… or did I feel like a break from all those ligature pairs. Anyway, Ambergate, a further development of the ideas in the ‘Amersham’ typeface family is the (more or less complete) result of that bit of spontaneity.
Ambergate is a family of four typefaces, loosely Copperplate in inspiration and with a certain amount of added flourish (in the case of two of the faces, that added flourish is extremely literal). Progress on these designs was rather more rapid than has been the case with some others, and demonstrates to me the advantages of allowing the creative process to go along whichever pathways it will wander. Or is that just my excuse for delaying other projects?
Kinver owes it’s inspiration to the masthead of a 19th century handbill. It is designed to particularly complement our extensive ‘Imperial Granum’ typeface family. Bring the spirit of Victorian flair to your next design project!
Nationale is inspired by the lettering of early 20th century share certificates and bonds. It includes a complete set of stylistic alternates for all letter forms, and two sizes of numerals. National speaks of the steam age, and the age of traditional design and engineering, when aesthetic concerns mattered just as much as function. Bring a touch of the elegant past to your work with Nationale.