Although designer Michael Gills was influenced by 18th century French type designer Pierre-Simon Fournier, Charlotte is best described as a modern roman typeface. Its clean cut style, accentuated by a strong vertical stress and unbracketed serifs, exudes an authoritative tone, guaranteeing its effectiveness for almost all text setting applications, but especially where a formal unmannered appearance is desired. Charlotte benefits from the existence in the Fontek range of a sans serif version of the family in which each variant is matched in both color and style.
Modern in style but with an unmistakable touch of the traditional, that is Spidercave.
Designed in the Letraset Type Studio by Michael Gills who gave Frances Uncial a strong tactile appearance by lino-cutting the letterforms before scanning them into digital form. This approach has yielded a captivating typeface with capitals and lowercase that offer a classic, yet warm appearance. Its rough edges become more apparent at larger sizes. Can be used in small or large sizes - wherever a touch of history can enhance the message!
These unique and handsome embellishments were developed in the Letraset Type Studio by Michael Gills and Colin Brignall to complement the Fontek Typeface Library. The collection is an excellent creative resource and offers an exciting range of styles from classic, art nouveau and art deco to calligraphic and copperplate.
Michael Gills developed this Letraset text family under the direction of Letraset Type Director, Colin Brignall. Figural is based on the original 1940 design by Oldrich Menhart, the famous Czechoslovakian calligrapher, type designer and typographer. All of the the original characteristics have been carefully retained in this marvellous, distinguished family of typefaces.