The P22 Platten font family has been revisited and expanded by designer Colin Kahn.
A script font set based on the writings and sketches of Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. This naturalistic writing font was based on Gauguin’s notebooks from his travels to Tahiti and the South Seas. This set presents two styles of script fonts (Regular & Brush) and a set of decorative extras featuring Gauguin woodcuts, sketches and imagery from his paintings.
This handy font allows designers of commercial products to add basic circled letters that are uniform in appearance. For example, on music CDs, the Copyright and Publish (AKA Phonogram) symbols often do not match.
P22 Music Pro is a unique font system that allows the user to compose music with text editing and page layout programs capable of OpenType features and contextual substitutions. The OpenType features speed up the composing process by adding chords, contextual accidentals (sharps and flats), contextual key signatures and time signatures. P22 Music Pro covers a wide range of symbols and notation used in traditional western music composition.
P22 Curwen was originally designed by an unknown designer. This version was created by Colin Kahn.
P22 Tuscan Expanded is a digitization of the mid-19th Century Woodtype font "Antique Tuscan Expanded - Wells & Webb 1854". Specimens of this font are rarely, if ever, seen with a lower case. It is noted in the book American Wood Type 1828-1900 by Rob Roy Kelly that the lower case is “missing”.
The Vale Press was a contemporary of Willam Morris’s Kelmscott Press. The types used by the Vale Press were designed by artist Charles Ricketts, who also supervised the design and printing of Vale Press books. The main type used, Vale, was based on the Jenson 15th century roman type style.
Glamour was originally released by Lanston Monotype in 1948. It is based on Corvinus designed by Imre Reiner.
P22 Designer Colin Kahn has added some unusual variants to this family illustrating that Glamour can be taken too far and have somewhat unglamorous results.
P22 ST.G Shrift is a font series based on the type designs of Stefan George with an italic version designed by Colin Kahn. Stefan George (1868-1933) was a German poet who led the revolt against realism in German literature. All of his works were privately published and the typefaces that were used reflected his neo-classic and anti-industrial (progessive) aesthetics; oftentimes consisting of his own hand lettering designs. The original font was cast in 1907 by a small foundry in Germany and was used primarily for the works of George as well as other books including a monumental edition of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Zebra was originally designed by Karlgeorg Hoefer in 1965 for the Stempel foundry in Germany.
This unique font was designed as a two-color script face and is now available digitally for the first time. The P22/IHOF release presents six separate fonts based on the original painted drawings and Stempel proofs.
Goudy Sans Bold was originally designed by Fredric Goudy in 1922 as a less formal “gothic” and finished in 1929. The light was designed in 1930 and the Light Italic in 1931.
Alternate letterforms are included in these three Goudy designs which are digitized true to their original design.
Obelysk Grotesk was designed by the Lanston Drawing Office in the late 1980s.
This face is a reconstruction of Spire (1937) drawn by Sol Hess. The skeleton of Spire Roman stands with the serifs removed. Like Spire, this font has no lower case, but does offer alternate cap styles in some of the lower case positions.
Spire and Obelysk have both been used prominently in the fashion industry.
LTC Kaatskill was made specifically for use in an edition of Rip Van Winkle for the Limited Editions Club. “I feel that Kaatskill owes nothing in its design to any existing face, and the type therefore is as truly an American type as anything so hidebound by tradition as type can be.”- F. Goudy
Ed Rogers (1925-2002) was an unlikely and unintentional art figure.
Ed Rogers' vibrant lettering is compelling in its characteristic inconsistency. The Ed Rogers font set features digitized versions of his lettering for truly unique design possibilities.
P22 Civilite is a historic font revival. The font is a non-connecting upright handwriting script based on 16th century sources with a lineage going back to Robert Granjon in France and from early Dutch type specimens from the Enschede and Sons Foundry.
Stern is a typographic first: it marks the first time a font is simultaneously released both digitally and in metal.
Stern, named for the late printer Christopher Stern, is an upright Italic intended for poetry settings and numerous other uses.