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Longshanks

Longshanks

by Mysterylab
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Longshanks Font Family was designed by Mott Jordan and published by Mysterylab. Longshanks contains 1 styles.

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About Longshanks Font Family


Longshanks is a condensed serif display font with a low waist, blade-like strokes, and other unusual detailing. This font features a medium-low x-height and works very well at larger display sizes. It's an excellent choice for any headline, banner, or title that would benefit from an old-world, historical, fantasy, magic, or sword & sorcery vibe. It also harks back to the metallic foil stamped type treatments from 1980s – 1990s romance novel book cover design. The offbeat features are subtle enough to leave this font with a very high degree of legibility in spite of its strong and dynamic treatment of certain serifs and finials. The namesake for this typeface is King Edward I of England, whose nickname was Edward the Longshanks.

Designers: Mott Jordan

Publisher: Mysterylab

Foundry: Mysterylab

Design Owner: Mysterylab

MyFonts debut: Jan 29, 2021

Longshanks

About Mysterylab

Mott Jordan studied studio art and design at U.C. Santa Cruz, and was a self-employed sign painter and later a full-time graphic artist at a local weekly. His type design career began in earnest under Ilene Strizver at International Typographic Corporation in the mid-1990s, releasing two typefaces (ITC Verkehr and ITC Hornpype). By the mid-2010s, Jordan had formed the Mysterylab Foundry and today has approximately 36 offerings that represent an eclectic mix of retro 1960s and 1970s styles, ornate Victorian and old west fonts, futurist/experimental designs, and multi-weight workhorses. He operates a graphic design business near Santa Cruz, California and continues to add new releases to his typographic range.

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