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Scotch Modern

Scotch® Modern

by Shinntype
Individual Styles from $79.00
Complete family of 9 fonts: $349.00
Scotch Modern Font Family was designed by Nick Shinn and published by Shinntype. Scotch Modern contains 8 styles and family package options.

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About Scotch Modern Font Family

Sporting pot-hook serifs and a tiny aperture, the Scotch Modern was an evolution of the Didone and Scotch Roman classifications, becoming the default type genre of the 19th century. Recontextualizing the 10-point type of a scientific report published in 1873, Nick Shinn has produced sleekly refined, micro-detailed vector drawings by eye, without the assistance of scans, of this magnificent classic. A beautiful genre of type, so popular in books, magazines and advertisements during the Victorian era and much of the 20th century, the Scotch Modern was derided by advocates of both the Arts & Crafts movement and 20th century modernists, and was never been properly adapted to hot metal, phototype, or digital media -- until now. Now the full range of typographic expression is possible in this style. The OpenType fonts support Western and CE encodings, Cyrillic (with Bulgarian alternates) and Polytonic Greek. There are many special features, including small caps, unicase, italic swash capitals, ten sets of figures per font, and both slashed and nut (vertical) fractions. Together with Figgins Sans, comprises The ModernSuite of matched fonts.

Designers: Nick Shinn

Publisher: Shinntype

Foundry: Shinntype

Original Foundry: unknown

Design Owner: Shinntype

MyFonts debut: Sep 5, 2008

Scotch® Modern is a registered trademark of Shinn Type Foundry Inc., and Shinntype is a registered trademark of Shinn Type Foundry Inc.

About Shinntype

These are Nick Shinn’s designs, firmly rooted in the best of the European and North American typographic tradition as it continually evolves. They are solid in text, providing all the bells and whistles of expert typography, and smart in display, with an impeccable attention to detail. Building on his experience as an art director and graphic designer in the 1980s and 90s, and as a pioneer of digital media, Nick launched Shinntype—one of the first online type foundries—in 1998. Shinntype now presents a rich and eclectic catalogue of unique fonts, tailored to contemporary taste.

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