I’ll admit this is a design with very specific, not to say narrow, uses, but it’s great fun!
An enjoyable exercise in imagining the same poster with different typography, all drawn from the Greater Albion collection. We hope our readers enjoy looking through the results as much as we did creating them!
Couldn’t resist that alliterative title!
The Flinscher family contains twenty display typefaces, in weights that vary from light to black, and widths that extend from condensed to expanded. The family’s design inspiration traces its roots to the early portion of the twentieth century. In essence, it is a calligraphic script typeface family with blackletter influences. The letter forms are decorative and distinctive, yet clear and easy to read, and in use set up a regular rhythm that leads the eye from character to character. The Flinscher typefaces are well suited to design work that needs to combine formality with fun. Just the thing for a certificate or a book cover!
Why not experiment with it today?
Chequers was inspired by the all-capitals lettering seen on a 1920s magazine cover. It is a family of six small-serifed display faces, including a selection of stylistic alternates. It is one of those happy designs which sits happily in design work inspired by a range of periods. Not quite ‘timeless’ but ‘time flexible’.