Our Christmas Black Letter…

Here’s a first preview of our customary Christmas Black Letter face, also a strong hint of our thoughts regarding naming…we rather like the idea of a name with a silent ‘W’!

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Christmas in July Special Offers

We’re currently running a Christmas in July special offer on Myfonts, where all of our ‘Christmas related’ typefaces – that’s Albion’s White Christmas, Lowndes, Christmas Fleurons, Merry Fleurons and Merry Snowmen – are discounted by 35%.

 

A Fourth of July Surprise

Our American clients are currently some of our best typeface customers, so we’v put together a 4th of July surprise in their honour (or is that honor?)…

The Tuscaloosa family, a splendid new ‘Wild Wet’ Tuscan family of three faces, will be dispatched to our resellers in the next day or so.  Once it is… ‘enjoy’!

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The Semicolonial State of San Seriffe

A friend of ours was remarking recently on the scarcity of typographical humoir that did not involve the infamous comic sans.  This set us to thinking of an oldie but a goodie…

On April 1, 1977 the British newspaper The Guardian published a seven-page “special report” about San Serriffe, a small republic located in the Indian Ocean consisting of several semi-colon-shaped islands. A series of articles described the geography and culture of this obscure nation.

The report generated a huge response. The Guardian‘s phones rang all day as readers sought more information about the idyllic holiday spot. However, San Serriffe did not actually exist. The report was an elaborate April Fool’s Day joke—one with a typographical twist, since numerous details about the island (such as its name) alluded to printer’s terminology.

The success of this hoax is widely credited with inspiring the British media’s enthusiasm for April Foolery in subsequent years.

Read more about this typographic joke here.

Two New Releases On Myfonts.com

“Albion’s White Christmas” can only be described as a snowy blackletter.  In the tradition of old childrens’ comics, yuletide magazine mastheads and vintage Christmas cards, it is a snow draped blackletter ideal for the winter holdiays and letting in the spirit of Christmas.

Windevere is a family of display faces designed to for easily readable headings and titles that convey a sense of speed and motion.  The family includes three faces, Windevere Regular, Windevere Bold and Windevere Rounded.

Update!

Albion’s White Christmas and Windevere have now also released on Fontspring.  Click on the banners below to see them there.

“Albion’s Snowy Christmas” and Windevere Near Release

We’ll soon be releasing  our next two families, so we thought we’d post a few examples of them in use: