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Carbon 14

Carbon 14 by Coniglio Type
Individual Styles from $19.95
Complete family of 6 fonts: $69.95
Carbon 14 Font Family was designed by Joseph Coniglio, and published by Coniglio Type. Carbon 14 contains 22 styles and family package options. More about this family
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This is a listing of all glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

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  • Carbon 14 Artifacts
    Carbon 14 Artifacts
  • Carbon 14
    Carbon 14
  • Carbon 14 Black Tape
    Carbon 14 Black Tape
  • Carbon 14 Neo
    Carbon 14 Neo
  • Carbon 14 Neo Lite
    Carbon 14 Neo Lite
  • Carbon 14 Stout
    Carbon 14 Stout
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  • Carbon 14 Black Tape Carbon 14 Black Tape

  • Carbon 14 Artifacts Carbon 14 Artifacts

  • Carbon 14 Carbon 14

  • Carbon 14 Neo Carbon 14 Neo

  • Carbon 14 Neo Lite Carbon 14 Neo Lite

  • Carbon 14 Stout Carbon 14 Stout

Per Style: $11.65

Pack of 6: $69.95

  • Carbon 14 Artifacts Carbon 14 Artifacts

  • Carbon 14 Neo Carbon 14 Neo

  • Carbon 14 Neo Lite Carbon 14 Neo Lite

Per Style: $9.98

Pack of 3: $29.95

  • Carbon 14 Black Tape Carbon 14 Black Tape

  • Carbon 14 Artifacts Carbon 14 Artifacts

  • Carbon 14 Carbon 14

Per Style: $16.65

Pack of 3: $49.95

  • Carbon 14 Artifacts Carbon 14 Artifacts

  • Carbon 14 Stout Carbon 14 Stout

Per Style: $9.97

Pack of 2: $19.95

  • Carbon 14 Artifacts Carbon 14 Artifacts

  • Carbon 14 Carbon 14

Per Style: $19.97

Pack of 2: $39.95

  • Carbon 14 Artifacts Carbon 14 Artifacts

  • Carbon 14 Neo Lite Carbon 14 Neo Lite

Per Style: $9.97

Pack of 2: $19.95

  • Carbon 14 Artifacts Carbon 14 Artifacts

  • Carbon 14 Neo Carbon 14 Neo

Per Style: $9.97

Pack of 2: $19.95

  • Carbon 14 Black Tape Carbon 14 Black Tape

  • Carbon 14 Artifacts Carbon 14 Artifacts

Per Style: $14.97

Pack of 2: $29.95

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About Carbon 14 Font Family


Carbon 14 is a direct product of photosynthesis. It is produced when a carbon based life form (like you) absorbs sunshine. As a radioactive isotope of the element carbon, it is used as a tracer in biochemical research because of varying amounts detected in all living things past and present. It is the primary means of time dating archæological specimens such as skeletal remains, plant materials, and paintings found in caves. (When you leave this life your remains are still giving off a Carbon 14 “buzz”.) The raised emboss set of the carbon 14 Type family is a font set made under pressure. Literally. The Label making guns of the 1960’s were ingenious; layered laminates, the gun pushed hardened metal or plastic characters from a dial up wheel through alternating colored and white layer of thin plastic revealing the raised embossed character. The insuing peel and stick plastic strips were wonderful for lunch boxes, hard hats, text books, and other “things”. So here we are today with a resurrected and digitized version of those images. ---- Expanded Treatise: Carbon 14 is a radioactive isotope of carbon, the element of star dust, of cinders and diamond, of dried blood and of soot. It is formed when plain and simple sunlight strikes organic matter. and traps it in the tissue of plants and animals. Found only in living things or things that once lived. So in essence, the carbon in our tissue glows and indeed emits radiowaves that can be measured as radioactivity. It was discovered that dating material up to 4000 years or older was useful because Carbon 14’s half-life of its ability to emit radiation before it reverts back to inert carbon lasts at least that long. We are radioactive beings and we are stardust too. We are walking radios. Our hearts Give off Electro-magnetic impulses. Our brains are virtual beacons. But here we are on an ant farm (if we want to be) . Humanity seems misguided most of the time. This is why I’m happy to visit schools where there is a high degree of hope that new generations will continue to love and have values, and to make new art and music and in many ways remain positive of times yet to arrive. I felt that digital material, barring electro magnetic destruction would last forever. Talk about sunspots. But for most human beings forever, really IS NOT a long period of time. We would just like to pretend it is. I’ve been forced to accept everything around me is in a constant state of moving decay. Nothing that is new stays new long. I enjoy relishing in what is new, in full knowledge soon it will slip into the inevitable cycle that lets very little escape. It makes me sad sometimes. I feel haunted by many old things around me, so I enjoy being clear of all these moving ghosts that live in objects made by man. This is why I enjoy keeping stones and rocks in my apartment. They are old pets and welcome guests. A virtual piece of the earth as old as any time we ever wish to keep. It makes me feel close to Nature. Mans hand had nothing to do with it. I do not take credit for making these alphabet characters. I will take credit for sheparding their integrity and authenticity in a new and lively, usable format. I should take no more credit than Carol Twombly the great talented Adobe genius who rendered a fine example of Trajan off a roman column and made those alphabet characters usable in digital form. That’s all! Nothing more. We are shepards of preservation. There is something ghostly itself in the inverted form of Carbon 14 Neo, this font can be remembered as time goes by as a quick and hasty semi-permanent form of communication- a literal labeler for display type and blocks of text, This font begs to be found in the distant future. It shouts to remain legible. It hardens as it ages but does not turn brittle. Carbon 14 is a survivor that gives off a buzz.

Designers: Joseph Coniglio

Publisher: Coniglio Type

Foundry: Coniglio Type

Design Owner: Coniglio Type

MyFonts debut: Mar 17, 2003

Carbon 14