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by Geoffrey Lee
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Camden Font Family was designed by Geoffrey Lee and published by Geoffrey Lee. Camden contains 2 styles.

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About Camden Font Family

Camden is based on the types used in Camden's 'Remaines concerning Britaine' published in London in 1638. The object was to avoid the contradiction inherent in most 'distressed' typefaces made to give the effect of the imperfections in old print. This means that apparently worn characters are perfectly repeated throughout a setting. The makeup of the Camden fonts means that, with a little extra keying time, alternate characters may be brought in which overcome this. Also many characters are provided which have 'period identities' such as the long s with ligatures, tied sorts ct, sp and st, swash characters in the italic and the double vv, all of which can add a specific age identity.

Designers: Geoffrey Lee

Publisher: Geoffrey Lee

Foundry: Geoffrey Lee

Design Owner: Geoffrey Lee

MyFonts debut: Jun 26, 2002


About Geoffrey Lee

English designer of Impact, Stephenson Blake’s penultimate metal typeface, produced in 1964–1965 while Lee was Type Director and Design Group Head of Pembertons Advertising. Camden was produced in 1999 for specialized use in the Long Melford Millennium Book, and not previously released. Upon retirement he designed fonts for fun, and made sculptures in wood for relaxation.

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