About this font family
These six faces are interpreted from examples shown in Rob Roy Kelly’s “American Wood Types”
They are not merely scanned copies, but have been redrawn from scratch with various optical adjustments.
Kelly points out that the true glory of the American Wood Types are the negative spaces, which are, in their dynamic active forms, the antithesis of the anemic flimsy letters produced by type foundries in the 19th century. The Alphabets Wood Types are designed with digital manipulation in mind. Stretch, curve and distort at will! More…
These designs were released prior to similar revivals from Adobe.
Each font has two full alphabets (one full height, one smaller) and numerals. However, certain points and accents will not be found.