Set Out for Cornwall with Greene and Hollins!
The Greene and Hollins typeface family in action, on some rather fun railway posters…
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!
We’re getting ready to dispatch three new releases in the next fe days. One of these is the Opentype feature Rich ‘Signwriter Standard’. Another is ‘Display Hatched’ designed as a complement to Signwriter Standard, but also a versatile display face in its own right, and previewed here for the first time. The third new release is … a surprise for the moment, having not been previewed as yet, and something of a design departure for Greater Albion, so watch this space.
Also waiting in the wings are Ledbury, Flinscher and Netherland Perpendicular, so a lot to look out for. In the meantime, here’s a first look at ‘Display Hatched’:
Regular readers here will have seen previous poster designs in which the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway makes extensive use of Greater Albion’s “Stannard” typeface family. A rather appropriate choice in our opinion – Stannard having originally been inspired by the styles of lettering favoured by manufacturers of tinplate toy trains for their catalogues and box lids.
Here’s one of their latest posters, promoting their Diesel Gala in early June: