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!
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!