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:
I recently happened across a few random issues of the “London Mystery Magazine” (later “London Mystery Selection”). Interestingly, these covers seem to be a mixture of UK and US editions of the same title.
Apart from being a jolly good read, I have a certain admiration for the rather splendidly designed covers. These issues are from the 1950sand 1960s, so they were perhaps a little ‘old fashioned’ even at the time. That said, they are now, and I suspect were when published, undeniably eye-catching.
That said, they are now, and I suspect were when published, undeniably eye-catching. To me, they demonstrate that good design can easily supplant today’s glossy photographic covers and perhaps they demonstrate that being a little ‘out of time’ can actually make a piece of design more eye-catching.
Just a thought!
We were recently delighted to discover Rachel McMillan’s series of Herringford and Watts mystery Novels and Novellas, all set in Edwardian Toronto, and making most appropriate use of the Great Bromwich typeface family on their covers… Would like to add, they’re a splendid read too!
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?