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Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric

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Complete family of 3 fonts: $50.00
Lincoln Electric Font Family was designed by Thomas Lincoln, Patrick Griffin and published by Canada Type. Lincoln Electric contains 3 styles and family package options.

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About Lincoln Electric Font Family

Lincoln Electric started its life as an in-house experimental film type Thomas Lincoln drew shortly after concluding his work as part of Herb Lubalin’s famed crew in the late 1960s,. The master alphabet was drawn on illustration boards using pen and ink and press-type lines. The typeface was initially made for use in the branding and promotional material of Lincoln’s new design outfit.

This alphabet’s forms are a spin on Bifur, the all-cap deco face designed by Adolphe Mouron (known as Cassandre) in 1929, and published by the Deberny & Peignot foundry in France. Lincoln Electric evolves Cassandre’s idea further by constructing new shapes more in line with minimalist principles rather than art deco geometry — something clearly evident in Lincoln’s minuscules, which exhibit a clear connection to Bauhaus ideas

More than 50 years after the typeface’s design, Thomas Lincoln found the original film alphabet tucked away in his archives and brought it over to Canada Type for digital retooling. The result is a modern and thoroughly elaborate set of fonts that belonging prominently in a 21st century designer’s toolbox. The following features are included in Lincoln Electric:

• Three fonts for chromatic layering.

• More than 1900 glyphs in each font.

• Expanded Latin and Cyrillic character sets.

• Small caps and Caps-to-small-caps.

• Six different sets of stylistic alternates.

• Ordinals and case-sensitive forms.

For a showing of the stylistic set variations and a sample of demonstration of chromatic layering, please consult this PDF.

Designers: Thomas Lincoln, Patrick Griffin

Publisher: Canada Type

Foundry: Canada Type

Design Owner: Canada Type

MyFonts debut: Jul 10, 2020

Lincoln Electric

About Canada Type

Canada Type is an independent digital lettering and font development studio based in Toronto. We were founded in 2004 by a couple of experienced designers who were not pleased with the quality and licensing terms of fonts around the turn of the century. Since then we have greatly expanded, built a versatile and popular retail catalogue, and helped many designers bring international attention to their talents in the constantly changing and increasingly competitive world of type design.While Canada Type offers a varied library of fonts, our bread and butter are really the bespoke services we’ve been providing to companies across many fields on local, national and global levels. Over the past 20 years, we have developed custom fonts for companies in a variety of sectors, ranging from the marketing, financial and service industries to major film studios, big software corporations, and telecom/broadcast outfits.This is what we love to do, and we’re fortunate to do it on a daily basis. If you consider well-crafted typography essential to your brand’s visual communication, we’re here to help, so please reach out. The promise you get from us is one of care, quality and highly informed, satisfying results.

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