Infinite Variations?

Sombrieul has a LOT of opentype features:- stylistic alternates, ligatures, discretionary ligatures, small capitals, title forms, swash capitals, old-style and lining numerals, numeral title forms.  Of course, these features don’t allow for infinite variability in appearance, there must be some limits after all! They do allow for a lot, however! Here are some variations…



Starting to Test Sombrieul

We now have a pre-release version of the completed ‘Sombrieul’ typeface.  This typeface has an extensive range of opentype features, it’s basically a typeface family in a single font! It’s also taken months of development work to get to this point.

I thought people might be interested to see a couple of our test pieces, showing the new font in action:


Flinscher Family Launched on Myfonts

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?

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Stylistic Alternates…

Nationale is one of our current projects, inspires by the lettering of early 20th century she scrip.  Regular readers here, or indeed users of our typefaces will be aware we have a certain fondness for including stylistic alternates in our typefaces.  National will however be something of a first for us, in having a stylistic alternate for each upper and lower case member of the alphabet…


Ringing the Changes…

The great virtue of the Stylistic Alternate feature (and indeed many other Opentype features) seems to be in making computer typesetting look hand-set, or indeed in some contexts hand drawn.

Here’s an example of stylistic alternates in action.  There are actually only two forms of each glyph used in this piece, but the sample text here embodies just a small selection of the endless permutations that might be typeset…


To Go Boldly…

We have now more or less completed the Bold weight of our ‘Landsdowne Commercial’ typeface.  Now the fun of testing the regular and bold faces, with our usual selection of reimagined ephemera starts.  Meanwhile, here’s a short sampling of the two typefaces.  Both faces include an extensive selection of ligatures, stylistic alternates, small capitals and old and lining numerals.