Garstang Engraved is othe latest in Greater Albion ‘s series of ‘wood type’ inspired fonts. Garstang Engraved is a hand-cut Roman, suggesting the late Victorian era, but the type of thing that continued in use well into the twentieth century. If you want a title face that has versatility and suggests a past history, as well as the art of finely cut wood type, then this is it!
Here are a few more test specimens of the Sombrieul typeface:
At last, all the characters for Sombrieul are drawn. Now there’s a lot of Kerning pairs to work out…
Millerstown is full of that solid, 19th Century, transatlantic spirit of enterprise. It is an all capitals face, decorative but clear and legible, ideal for signage, posters and banners.
Athabasca is ‘Wild West’ Tuscan on steroids. Remember those stylised tall and narrow typefaces that used to appear in Wild West comics, Western movies, ‘Wanted’ posters and so forth?
Fargo Tuscan is the first of seven typefaces exploring the decorative possibilities of the Tuscan letter form, all of which are releasing in 2017. It’s the most European of the seven- it’s a Mid-Victorian inspired display face which would have been (and is) at home on either side of the Atlantic, unlike some of the others in this batch of Tuscan faces which are distinctly ‘trans-Atlantic’ (we know, that depends on your point of view but we are Greater ALBION Typefounders after all) in flavour. Fargo Tuscan is replete with decorative features, including Swash Capitals, alternate numeric forms and stylistic alternates ideal for the beginning and ending of words.
Saspirillo Fizz has been put through our (not quite) patented ‘fizzing’ process, in order to give it that weathered look of heavily used type.
… and here’s one of them.
We really went all out on this one – Sasparillo is an ‘extreme’ Tuscan face, with reversed emphasis, by which we mean the horizontals are far heavier than the verticals.