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Inline: Serif Open Face & Handtooled

Stephen Coles
Last edited May 05, 2014

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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Design munificent assemblaged

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.

Please do not get over it

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.

Oppressed people tend to be witty

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

Hot and spicy duck heart

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.

The grass is smiling at you

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.

The world without his nucleus

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

Careful tiny grass is dreaming

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

The grass is smiling at you

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

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