Portculliard – Black Letter in Action

Greater Albion always releases a Black letter each year, hopefully well before the Christmas seas (which we seem to have managed this year – September). There is something about this year’s project which suggests a caste portcullis to us.  Why not visit ye olde world in your next designer project?

Christmas Ornaments

We’ve just released two new sets of Christmas ornaments- Merry Baubles and Merry Bauble Letters, but we thought we’d also remind people of our existing sets of seasonal ornaments as well… meet the Merry Snowmen, Merry Fleurons and Christmas Fleurons or perhaps meet them again?

Christmas Ornaments

New Releases…

Bolton Commercial and Tudor Perpendicular have now released on Fontspring and Myfonts.


Bolton Commercial revives and updates one of Greater Albion’s designer’s earliest typeface families, Bolton, which was recently used on the credits of a popular UK television series.  The family consists of five faces- Regular and Obliqued, Blocked, Embossed and Engraved.  All have a late Victorian/Edwardian feel and are ideal for posters, signage, Book covers…and of course television credits! Bolton Commercial combines the virtues of flair, fun and legibility.






Tudor Perpendicular is Greater Albion’s seasonal Black letter release (not that we rule out the possibility of non-seasonal ones…) for 2012.  As the name suggests, it is a design which emphasises, and yes, exaggerates for effect, the perpendicular up and down nature of Black Letter typefaces.  There’s no particular historical basis for this one – straight out of our own minds, just as a lot of Black letter ‘revivals’ have been over the years.  Come and visit ‘Ye Olde‘ world today…




Beckinslade Launches…

Beckinslade is now available on both Fontspring and Myfonts.  Here are a couple more sample images of our Christmas Blackletter release (though it’s suitable for any time of year) for 2011…


Beckinslade About to Release…

We’ve just sent Beckinslade off to our resellers, so it should appear shortly.  Meanwhile here’s a ew preview pieces.  Beckinslade is a lovely elaborate blackletter face, released just in time for Christmas, but useable at any time of the year.  It is in the best traditions of Victorian Gothic revival, drawing inspiration from a range of sources and marrying them into one homogenous whole.  The emphasis is on aesthetics rather than historical accuracy.  Great fun though for anywhere ‘ye olde’ look is desired.


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.


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