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Wessex®

by Font Bureau

5 fonts: $175.00

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About this font family

Initially conceived by Matthew Butterick as a Bulmer revival, Wessex took on characteristics of Baskerville and Caledonia as design proceeded.

In 1938, W.A. Dwiggins had taken the hard necessities of the non-kerning line-caster italic duplexed onto the same widths as roman, and turned them into design virtues.

Inspired by the surprising beauty of his wide-bodied Caledonia italic, Butterick used it as a model for Wessex. More…

Among other uses, Wessex is recommended for Magazine, Book and Corporate use.

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Available licensing options
Glyph coverage

available in all of the styles in this family:
Basic Latin/English letters West European diacritics Euro

only available in some of the styles in this family:
Any OpenType Features Ligatures Other OpenType



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Wessex Roman

Albums

$40.00

Wessex Roman SmallCaps

Albums

$40.00

Wessex Roman Titling

Albums

$40.00

Wessex Italic

Albums

$40.00

Wessex SemiBold

Albums

$40.00

Available formats

available in all of the styles:
OpenType OTF   Windows TrueType  


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