Ames’ Roman is a stylish ‘New-Style’ Didone Roman family offered in divers weights and widths. It is designed to embody clarity combined with dramatic contrast between horizontal and vertical strokes. All typefaces include small capital forms, new and old style numerals (and indeed ‘small capital’ numerals for consistency).
Ames’ is a Roman with the charm of the past and the spirit of the future! It’s ideal for headings and titles and anywhere else you need text of distinction. Watch out for the forthcoming Ames’ Text…
Bonlivet is an all capitals display face, which starts from Roman letter forms and pushes them into wild decorative extravagance. There is a somewhat early 20th century feel to this, but really it’s just a bit of good fun, with a hint of elegance thrown in.
Federal Streamliner was inspired by lettering seen on the side of a 1950s/60s era train.
It speaks of the designs of the ‘streamline’ era and is ideal for retro projects invoking the 30s, 50s or 60s needing a simple distinctive display face.
Tudor Perpendicular is Greater Albion’s seasonal Black letter release (not that we rule out the possibility of non-seasonal ones...) for 2012. As the name suggests, it is a design which emphasises, and yes, exaggerates for effect, the perpendicular up and down nature of Black Letter typefaces. There’s no particular historical basis for this one - straight out of our own minds, just as a lot of Black letter ‘revivals’ have been over the years. Come and visit ‘Ye Olde’ world today...
Luscombe is a boisterous and lively display face, recalling the shaded and outlined faced much beloved of 1920s poster and advertising artists, while offering a regularity of outline that those faces often did not achieve. Itís ideal for poster and display work, or for signage with a subtle period feel. Mix the two faces to add emphasis where it’s needed.
Portello is a family of three 'all capital' Tuscan faces. A perpendicular regular form is offered, along with an italic form (a true italic - with purpose designed glyphs-NOT merely an oblique) and a basic form for small text - which dispenses with the family's characteristic outlined look. It offers the spirit of the Victorian era with ready and distinctive legibility. It's ideal for poster work, especially at large sizes, and for signage with a period flair. Why not give your work the flair of colorful 19th century commercial design today?
Vinea is a family of ten display faces that take us on an enjoyable excursion into the world of the retro-futuristic. Ideal for posters, book covers, and anything that needs the sort of futuristic feel that abounded in designs from the 30s to the fifties. The en faces have been designed with uniform metrics, to facilitate multi-coloured overlay effects.
Howlett combines great character with extreme legibility. It's a simple display face that offers a sense of coziness and order. It is a modern design which pays due acknowledgment to the past.
Worthing aims to combine Victorian charm with modern-day requirements for legibility and clarity, and we hope, demonstrates that traditional elegance still has its place in the modern world. Meanwhile, for those who are curious about the naming of our fonts, Mr Lloyd our designer was reading Mr Wells (H. G.) War of the Worlds recently. No doubt some of you will remember the part that Worthing in Sussex played in that story.
Remember party banners made out of string and letters on cutout card shapes? Well, Valentine’s letters is the typeface equivalent of these joyful banners. Valentine’s Letters will let you string heart shapes, each bearing an individual character across the page, making a romance filled banner. Have fun!
Bertolessi is a Roman face made fun, with a healthy dose of filigree curves thrown into the mix. It’s an ideal compliment to our extensive Bertoni family, but can be used anywhere a bit of humour and flair is required. Get with the curls!
Beeching is a family of six typefaces designed to combine extreme legibility with a hint of retrospective character. It is inspired by the lettering used in the Leslie Green designed stations of the London Underground and is as up to date today as it was the day those stations opened. The Beeching faces (Regular, Bold, Small Capitals, Small Capitals Bold, Shadowed and Small Capitals Shadowed) are ideal for use in large scale signage that needs to be seen over long distances. We feel the family provides a clear demonstration that traditional details, such as serifs and ligatures serve to enhance legibility.
Beckinslade is a lovely elaborate blackletter face, released just in time for Christmas, but useable at any time of the year. It is in the best traditions of Victorian Gothic revival, drawing inspiration from a range of sources and marrying them into one homogenous whole. The emphasis is on aesthetics rather than historical accuracy. Great fun though for anywhere ‘ye olde’ look is desired.
Wellingborough is a family of six late-Victorian inspired faces, principally for display work and headings but also including a text form suitable for use in 'feature' paragraphs and short documents. The whole family is ideally suited for poster and advertising work, as well as book and record covers and period themed signage.
The Keynsia family revives the spirit of the 1950s. Its simple and elegant lines make for an eye-catching set of display faces.
Here’s something for all Halloween projects! Halloween Fleurons are hand-designed ornaments for your spooky enjoyment.
Trick or Treat?
A fun typeface for Easter, which lets you make banners and headings with eggs enclosed in letters. Chocolate anyone?
Sabinard offers a distinctive form of 'Swash' lettering. It is excellent for poster work or for headings and titles.
Sabio makes an excellent display family, but is also clear and legible at small sizes and can be used as a text face with a distinctive flair. Sabio is a wonderfully flexible face that can sit happily alongside artwork that owes its inspiration to any era from the Art Deco onwards. Regular, alternate and perpendicular forms are offered in two weights and two widths. Sabio is a humanist face with which almost anything can be done offering flair and elegance for almost any project.
Henrician can claim two sources of inspiration. One of these was a set of beautiful capital letterforms seen on the cover of a 19th century album of engravings. The engravings contained therein depicted lovely examples of half-timbered Tudor architecture and there was a clear ‘Tudor’ intent behind the letterforms. The second source of inspiration is more conceptual-the title lettering of period films from the 30’s to the 60’s…think if the opening text when Errol Flynn plays Robin Hood, or think of Richard the Lionheart, or even that great comedy Classic ‘Carry on Henry’, and it’s discussion of Sir Thomas de Cobbler….but we digress! Henrician is a set of eight display and text (but perhaps not Body Text) faces in a ‘Tudor Revival’ spirit. Like any good revival design they are somehow at home with a wide range period themed design work, covering the medieval until, perhaps, the 18th century, just so long as we're more concerned with fun and appearance than strict historical accuracy. The family will be at home in the realms of advertising, posters, cover design and web design. Try Henrician out today!
Spillsbury was inspired by some examples of 1920s signwriting (principally seen on the side of some vintage vans-good thing they were in a photograph and not on the move!).
Merrivale is an ideal example of the benefits of keeping ones eyes open- it was inspired by the gilt-finished raised lettering on a late Victorian shopsign in Melbourne, Australia.