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Inline: Serif Open Face & Handtooled

Noah Nazir
Last edited August 31, 2018

Serif and titling typefaces with a white fill for decoration or depth. Also known as "hand tooled", "engraved", "shadow", and "open face".

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Marry in haste, repent at leisure

The Handel Gothic™ typeface has been a mainstay of graphic communication for over 40 years - all the while looking as current as tomorrow. Designed by Don Handel in the mid-1960s, and used in the 1973 United Airlines logo developed by Saul Bass, Handel Gothic was an instant success when released to the graphic design community. Its generous lowercase x-height, full-bodied counters and square... Read More

Do not use pool during fiery rain

Vince Whitlock developed Academy Engraved in 1989. Academy Engraved's design is inspired by the renowned Caslon typefaces that were produced in 18th Century Britain. The refined forms of this Roman style help make Academy Engraved a noble, classic typeface. Academy Engraved's capitals can be used as large initials for text set in other fonts; its elegance creates a great impression.

Careful tiny grass is dreaming

Fashion Compressed and Engraved are the works of British designer Alan Meeks. Fashion Compressed is an elegant modern roman typeface suitable for a variety of advertising styles. The capitals can be used as initials or combined with the lower case letters. Fashion Engraved was produced when Meeks reworked Fashion Compressed, resulting in a beautiful, engraved typeface.

Mind the static electricity

Claude Garamond (ca. 1480-1561) cut types for the Parisian scholar-printer Robert Estienne in the first part of the sixteenth century, basing his romans on the types cut by Francesco Griffo for Venetian printer Aldus Manutius in 1495. Garamond refined his romans in later versions, adding his own concepts as he developed his skills as a punchcutter. After his death in 1561, the Garamond punches... Read More

Design munificent assemblaged

ITC Cheltenham font in its present form is the work of designer Tony Stan. Originally designed by architect Bertram Goodhue, it was expanded by Morris Fuller Benton and completed by Stan in 1975 with a larger x-height and improved italic details. ITC Cheltenham font is an example of an up-to-date yet classic typeface.

With lactic acid juice flavor

Smaragd is a light and gracious font especially appropriate for titles and cards. It is Gudrun Zapf von Hesse's interpretation of Baroque adornment engravings. Smaragd is clear and festive, well-suited to titles and headings, initials and private printed materials, such as cards and stationery.

Hell: one way in and no way out

The first metal type version of Chevalier was released by the Haas Type Foundry in Switzerland. In 1946, E. A. Neukomm created the original design - the striped version in all capitals. The family was later expanded to include two more variations: one of initials and the other of an open version without the horizontal lines. In addition to these, all three fonts now have small caps in the... Read More

Do not joke for the bathroom

Augustea was designed by Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese and is one of the most popular classical, monumental letterforms featureing a stone cut effect. This font is based on the classic proportions of Capitalis, which dates back to the first century AD during the reign of Augustus. It should be set with a widely spaced bias. Augustea is distinguished by its balanced, classic and majestic... Read More

Irreverence is easy, wit is hard

Designed for Adobe in 1993, Viva is an inline display face. The Viva font family is useful for advertising, packaging and brochures.

Donald Handel, Nadine Chahine and Rod McDonald
ITC 2010
Vince Whitlock
ITC 1989
Alan Meeks
ITC 1986

Edward Benguiat
ITC 1993
Edward Benguiat
ITC 1993
Morris Fuller Benton, Frederic W. Goudy, Charles H. Becker and Lothar Hoffmann
Bitstream 1922
Ian Patterson
Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse
Linotype 1953
Emil A. Neukomm
Linotype 1946
Aldo Novarese and Alessandro Butti
ITC 1951