About this font family
The inspiration for this typeface came from the epigraph on the frame of a nineteenth-century painting. I was fascinated by the peculiar capitals of the inscription. The high contrast, and the overall quirkiness, especially the tail of the R and the oblique stems on the M, were interesting. I decided to draw a display font with high contrast and a vertical axis, in a reference to the transitional form. And I wanted to capture the spirit of the original letters, which to me are so imbued with Romanticism. This approach allowed for some exuberance in the regular style, but also led to more calligraphic letterforms in the italic – in which “the flow of the curves” lead the way. To add to this epigraphic nature, a number of ornaments accompany words according to their uppercase or lowercase form. For versatility there’s also a good amount of ligatures, alternative glyphs, and a special set of ornamental numbers.