Sloop offers the adventurous typographer wide choices of variant forms in three weights of a classically elegant script.
Richard Lipton suggests setting text lowercase in Sloop One or Two, capitals in One or Three, with judicious emphasis through ascenders and descenders from Three, capitals from Two.
Inspired by Edward M. Catich’s seminal thesis on the origins of the Roman inscriptional style, such as that found on Trajan’s column, Richard Lipton’s Canto traces the path from an expressive, preparatory Brush (with Brush Open to preserve gestural details at smaller sizes), through informal Pen, to the formal Roman. Classical capitals are accompanied by Lipton’s own calligraphic lowercase, small caps, and swashes.
In Alhambra, Richard Lipton attacks the static repetition normally found in lines of typographic capitals by offering the inventive typographer a lavish choice of alternative letterforms. They are particularly useful when doubles occur.
Benton Modern Text was first prepared by Font Bureau for the Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press. Design and proportions were taken from Morris Fuller Benton’s turn-of-the-century Century Expanded, drawn for ATF, faithfully reviving this epoch-making magazine and news text roman. The italic was based on Century Schoolbook.
Talon is a display design from the hand of Richard Lipton.
Ecru is based on four unique capitals designed by Los Angeles graphic artist Margo Chase for a single use.