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’.
We thought it was time to revisit one of our earlier designs, with some new specimen pieces and a few old favourites re-presented.
Clementhorpe is inspired by the lettering on an early 20th century enamel advertisement-for chocolate. From the dozen or so hand drawn letters found in that source Greater Albion Typefounders have constructed a family of Roman faces for display and text work, with bold weights, an italic form as well as condensed, small capital and title forms, all preserving the fun of their inspiration.
Incidentally, one member of the Clementhorpe family is offered free of charge at Myfonts.
Three of our latest projects, Alfrere Banner, Barollo and Lugano have just launched on Fontspring. All three projects will have been familiar to our regular readers over the last few months (indeed, days, in one case) but here are some fresh images as a short reminder. We seem to have a wheeled transport theme on our mind just lately…
Bonlivet is an all capitals display face, which starts from Roman letter forms and pushes them into wild decorative extravagance. There is a somewhat early 20th century feel to this, but really it’s just a bit of good fun, with a hint of elegance thrown in.