Greater Albion always releases a Black letter each year, hopefully well before the Christmas seas (which we seem to have managed this year – September). There is something about this year’s project which suggests a caste portcullis to us. Why not visit ye olde world in your next designer project?
I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of a Blackletter that is a) designed to beastly read; and b) an ‘all capitals’ face. Progress on this thought so far:
By the way, Kerning not attended too yet!
We presented a a short preview of Wroxeter Regular (we did toy briefly with calling that Wroxeter Wregular but perhaps that’s a joke to far) last week. This family of typefaces, four of them in fact, is nearing readiness for dispatch to our resellers, along with a selection of Christmas novelties and Fleurons (more of which anon), so we thought we’d present a more substantial sampling of the whole family.
Here’s the latest progress on Merrivaux. We now have a full set o capital letterforms sketched out. Merrivaux is not a revival of an historical blackletter, but a pure work of our own imagining. There is also a deliberate family relationship to one of our earlier designs, the Roman display family Merrivale. We will report more progress in the near future…