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Complete family of 6 fonts: $119.00
Frieze Font Family was designed by Michael Harvey, Andy Benedek and published by Fine Fonts. Frieze contains 6 styles and family package options.

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About Frieze Font Family

The origin of this font was a frieze in the RAF Chapel in Westminster Abbey which Michael Harvey was commissioned to design and create. It was comprised of the names of the top brass in wartime Bomber Command, namely Dowding, Harris, Newall, Tedder, Portal and Douglas. The Brief was to cut the letters in bronze and gild them. Instead, they were cut in perspex and gilded. To sit comfortably within the long and narrow vertical space available beneath the chapel’s stained glass window, extended letterforms were used with many vertical serifs omitted and with lengthened horizontal serifs. Some twenty years later, the missing upper-case letters were drawn together with the lowercase letters and Frieze, the font, was born. Subsequently, additional weights and styles were added to create a font family of six styles.

Designers: Michael Harvey, Andy Benedek

Publisher: Fine Fonts

Foundry: Fine Fonts

Design Owner: Fine Fonts

MyFonts debut: Oct 15, 2014


About Fine Fonts

Fine Fonts was formed to tap the creative skills of Michael Harvey and Andy Benedek. Before the formation, Michael Harvey had a very long and distinguished career as a letter cutter, a lettered book jacket designer, a type designer and a teacher. He has designed numerous typefaces which have been published by Monotype, Adobe and the Dutch Type Library. In contrast, Andy Benedek began his working life as a metallurgist—discovering the joy of lettering and font design later in life. He now earns his living by drawing lettering and fonts for corporate and brand identities, magazines and newspapers. The launch of Fine Fonts in 2000 was marked by the introduction of an entirely original display face, Aesop and that tradition has been maintained with later releases. Sadly, Michael Harvey died in October 2013, but Fine Fonts continues with Andy Benedek.

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