Nearly Ready for Release Now…
Deco Metro is a 1920s and 30s inspired display family, ideal for posters, banners, book covers and other promotional work. Two weights, regular (with an incised centre line) and bold (without the centre line) are offered. The family has an extensive range of features including discretionary ligatures, old-style numerals, Swash Letter and numeral forms, small capitals, Roman numerals and fractions.
Joyvrie is inspired by the rather characterful lettering to be seen on a local grocer’s blackboard. It’s lettering in the style of beautifully clear, yet individualistic, hand printing. We’re pleased to report that this particular rather splendid grocer, does not succumb to the ‘Grocer’s apostrophe’ either…
Our four latest typeface families have now released on Fontspring and on Myfonts. Here are a few more sample images displaying Landsdowne Commerical,Wellmere Sans, Friendly Shaded Sans and Trivette. We know these four projects have taken a while to come to fruition, but we think they are worth the wait.
‘Landsdowne Commercial’ is a development of one of our designer’s earlier public domain releases, ‘Landsdowne’. All glyphs have been completely redrawn and refined. An extensive range of stylistic alternates and ligatures have been added, as well as a completely new bold face and several forms of numerals. Landsdowne commercial is ideal for period-inspired design work, such as posters and book covers as well for clear elegant communications.
Wellmere Sans is humanist a ‘sans serif’ typeface combining distinctive character with easy legibility. The emphasis here is on elegant simplicity and clarity. No alternate forms, no ligatures, just good simple design and elegance giving clarity and ease of communication. Ideal for timeless presentation of information, signs, posters, computer displays and so forth.
‘Friendly Shaded Sans’ is just what the name says. It’s a chubby and cheerful Sans Serif typeface that is ideal for poster work, headings and informal design generally.
Trivette is an ‘All Capitals’ calligraphic display face, where all upright strokes are rendered as curves and where everything approaching the vertical are rendered in threes. That’s probably as clear as mud, but the results combine charm and legibility with a decorative period air. Recommended for poster work where a sense of dignified fun is important.
A somewhat ‘Royalty-Inspired’ exploration of the Amersham typeface family. Actually, it all started with re-creating a traditional English pub sign– ‘The King’s Head’ and I rather got carried away…
Our Beeching family is designed specifically for use in making clear and legible signage. There are six typefaces in the family, all available for download and purchase right now.
Beeching is a family of six typefaces designed to combine extreme legibility with a hint of retrospective character. It is inspired by the lettering used in the Leslie Green designed stations of the London Underground and is as up to date today as it was the day those stations opened. The Beeching faces (Regular, Bold, Small Capitals, Small Capitals Bold, Shadowed and Small Capitals Shadowed) are ideal for use in large scale signage that needs to be seen over long distances. We feel the family provides a clear demonstration that traditional details, such as serifs and ligatures serve to enhance legibility.
Today we’re showcasing our Fitzgerald typeface. Fitzgerald was originally inspired by the incised, gilt-finished lettering seen on a 19th century public house sign. It has a lovely late Victorian feel, with more than a touch of that mock-oriental feel that was so beloved of our late 19th century forebears.
This collection is rather varied in it’s themes, cocoa (or drinking chocolate if you prefer), Turkish Delight (no doubt full of eastern promise) and a rather superior Gents’ outfitters…
We’re just putting the finishing touches to the final pair of typefaces in the Merrivale family, Merrivale No.7 and No.7 Solid. Merrivale started several months ago, inspired by a sketch of some lettering on a vintage shop sign. After a little final testing we’ll be sending the family off to our resellers along with other recent projects, Colliseo and Future Runes.
Meanwhile, here’s an example of the two faces in action…
…and here’s a sampler to put the whole Merrivale family in context. Click on this preview to view a higher resolution image. A myriad of variaions on a display theme, with ample scope for creative design work:
- From a ‘Sketch’ to a sketch… (greater-albion.com)