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Jason Castle

Jason Castle has had a love for books and lettering ever since he could read (and write). Noticing his fascination for what one teacher considered “ostentatious” handwriting, around the age of 10, Jason’s father taught him an elaborate form of calligraphy known as copperplate script (which much later became the inspiration for his digital font by that name). In his twenties — during what he calls his “medieval period” — Jason was performing medieval music and studying lettering and illumination of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Jason later became a computer programmer for many years, but needing a more creative outlet, eventually combined his love of computers with that of typography and started creating digital fonts. Not surprisingly, his first attempt was a face inspired by the Middle Ages, Goudy Text. While keeping his day job, Jason continued to create fonts for fun, and before long started getting commissions to digitize old typefaces, mostly from the art deco period. Eventually quitting his day job, Jason dedicated himself full-time to digital type design, reviving antique typefaces as well as creating original designs. More recent work includes custom type design for clients such as S&W Foods, Chevron, and Shiseido. A native Californian, Jason is currently studying psychology at Dominican University of California. He looks forward to finishing his degree and, hopefully, finding time to create many more typefaces.

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Standard CT

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Standard CT Standard CT

Zuboni Stencil™

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Zuboni Stencil™ Zuboni Stencil™

Agency Gothic CT

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6 fonts from $59.00
Agency Gothic CT Agency Gothic CT

Shàngó Gothic™

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4 fonts from $59.00
Shàngó Gothic™ Shàngó Gothic™

Shàngó™

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Shàngó™ Shàngó™

Dionisio™

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5 fonts from $49.00
Dionisio™ Dionisio™

Shàngó Sans™

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Shàngó Sans™ Shàngó Sans™

Radiant Extra Condensed CT

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Radiant Extra Condensed CT Radiant Extra Condensed CT

I was commissioned by the Emporium (now Macys) to digitize Radiant Bold Extra Condensed (originally designed by Robert Middleton in 1940) for use in their Sunday supplement to the San Francisco Examiner. For several years, I stubbornly refused to add the lowercase letters to the font, because I thought it looked best just used with caps, but finally relented, added the lowercase letters and at the same time created two more weights as well: Light and Medium. Used very large and carefully, these faces can be quite elegant.

Copperplate Script™

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Copperplate Script™ Copperplate Script™

Esencia™

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Esencia™ Esencia™

Plantain ™

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Plantain ™ Plantain ™

Xavier™

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11 fonts from $29.00
Xavier™ Xavier™

Goudy Lombardy™

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Goudy Lombardy™ Goudy Lombardy™

Warrior™

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10 fonts from $59.00
Warrior™ Warrior™

Carlos™

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3 fonts from $59.00
Carlos™ Carlos™

Shàngó Chiseled™

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Shàngó Chiseled™ Shàngó Chiseled™

Trio CT

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Trio CT Trio CT

Ransahoff CT™

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Ransahoff CT™ Ransahoff CT™

A very light, elegant, condensed typeface, which must be used very large (at least 100 points).

Ampersands™

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2 fonts from $39.00
Ampersands™ Ampersands™

Afrika Borders™

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Afrika Borders™ Afrika Borders™

Eden CT

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3 fonts from $39.00
Eden CT Eden CT

Laureat™

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1 font from $29.00
Laureat™ Laureat™

Metropolis CT™

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2 fonts from $29.00
Metropolis CT™ Metropolis CT™

Goudy Text CT

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Goudy Text CT Goudy Text CT

This version of Goudy Text is based on drawings from which Frederic Goudy based his Goudy Text typeface. However, there is a big difference between his original drawings (in The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering) and the subsequent metal type version, and my version maintains the greater warmth (and irregularities) of the original drawings. Goudy’s Lombardy caps look especially nice when used as initial capitals with Goudy Text.

Castle Fleurons™

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Castle Fleurons™ Castle Fleurons™

Tambor™

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7 fonts from $39.00
Tambor™ Tambor™

Fat Freddie™

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Fat Freddie™ Fat Freddie™

Progreso™

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2 fonts from $59.00
Progreso™ Progreso™

Sonrisa™

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8 fonts from $29.00
Sonrisa™ Sonrisa™

Samira™

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Samira™ Samira™

Minotaur™

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Minotaur™ Minotaur™

Zagora™

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Zagora™ Zagora™

Based on an art deco design, with alternate characters and numerals. Named for a little town in Morocco on the border of the Sahara desert, with a billboard at the edge of a great expanse of sand that points the way to Timbuktu (several days by camel).

Chinoise™

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Chinoise™ Chinoise™

Chinoise, a CastleType original, is based on hand lettering that is reminiscent of a style of ancient Chinese square-cut ideograms (perhaps cut in wood), and therefore the suggestive name “Chinoise” for this new design.

Maximillian CT

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Maximillian CT Maximillian CT

Handsome™

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Handsome™ Handsome™

Koloss CT

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Koloss CT Koloss CT

A well-designed bold art deco font. Very chunky. Uppercase, lowercase, numerals and punctuation. CastleType additions to the Koloss family include Koloss Bold Condensed and Koloss Bold Wave. The latter was used beautifully in the wonderful children’s book The Leaf Men (and the Brave Good Bugs) written and illustrated by William Joyce.

Afrika Motifs™

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Afrika Motifs™ Afrika Motifs™

Cloister Black CT

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Cloister Black CT Cloister Black CT

Jensen Arabique™

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Jensen Arabique™ Jensen Arabique™

Goudy Trajan Pro™

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Goudy Trajan Pro™ Goudy Trajan Pro™

Sculptura CT

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Sculptura CT Sculptura CT

A wonderful, very condensed, 3D font.

A few years ago, I was commissioned to digitize the letters from this typeface for the words ‘LEGENDS OF RODEO’ and liked the look of it so much that I went ahead and digitized the rest of the alphabet.

Goudy Stout CT

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Goudy Stout CT Goudy Stout CT

This face was recommended to me by Mark Solsburg, president of FontHaus. At first I was a bit reluctant to revive it, if for no other reason than Frederic Goudy’s admission that he created this design “in a moment of typographic weakness.” However, I put the sample that Mark sent me up on my bulletin board, and over a period of time, it grew on me. It finally got to the point that I had to recreate the face, and from the response that I’ve gotten, I’m glad I did! Uppercase only with numerals and punctuation.

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