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Charminette Font Family was designed by Joe VanDerBos and published by Vanderfont. Charminette contains 1 styles.

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About Charminette Font Family

Released in November 2003, Charminette is the Collection's first face with a consistent baseline and x-height. Intended as a display face to be used large, it's also surprisingly readable at smaller sizes. Charminette asks to be considered for invitations to formal parties and weddings, any occasion when proper manners are called for. Or, when proper manners need to be subverted. A toast to civility!

Designers: Joe VanDerBos

Publisher: Vanderfont

Foundry: Vanderfont

Design Owner: Vanderfont

MyFonts debut: Jan 21, 2004


About Vanderfont

The Vanderfont Type Collection contains fonts by type designer Joe VanDerBos. With allusions to mid-20th century advertising art and retro-kitsch, Joe’s fonts might be mistaken for revivals. While that’s a high compliment, it’s a misplaced one as well. All of the Collection’s faces are originals. Retrofit and Beachbuoy are modern products filtered through a life spent scanning old magazines and shooting backward glances at faded billboards. With the past slipping away so quickly, timelessness is a virtue Joe holds highest as a type designer. He says: “By making faces today that look like something from yesterday, I feel I’m making something that will outlast trends. I try to imagine what Retrofit would have looked like in a magazine ad from 1953. That’s my inspiration. Create faces that will intrigue a reader 50 years from now.”

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