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Last edited July 15, 2014
Do not use pool during fiery rain

While designing Trajan, Carol Twombly was influenced by the style of carved letters produced by the Romans during the first century AD. Twombly completed the design, adding numerals and punctuation, as well as a bolder version to allow for text emphasis. Most importantly, her interpretation of the ancient style resulted in a font family whose clarity and beauty come across in modern printed... Read More

One step ahead to civilization

The capital alphabet Charlemagne was designed in 1989 by Carol Twombly. The basic forms are modelled on those used in classical Roman engravings. They are distinguished by pointed serifs which sometimes extend beyond the bounds of the forms, for instance on the E, F and S. These serif forms have made other historial appearances, for example, in handwritten rectangular capitals of the 9th... Read More

He is a red sucker in our heart

Based on Roman inscriptions, Classic Roman is an all-capitals headline typeface with many similarities to Trajan. The Classic Roman font is an elegant choice for headlines for both classical and contemporary products.

Go ahead, make my day

Friz Quadrata font is the work of a number of collaborators. The first weight was created by Swiss designer Ernst Friz and made its first international appearance with the design release of Visual Graphics Corporations. ITC then arranged with VGC so that Victor Caruso could add a bold weight to the original. Finally, in 1992, French designer Thierry Puyfoulhoux designed italic weights for... Read More

Blaze up the custom made of going

Eric Gill designed Perpetua font in the early part of the 20th century, basing it on the designs of old engravings. The formal impression which this font lends to any text is due in part to its small, diagonal serifs and its medieval numbers.

Beware of geeks bearing formulas

The Swedish designer/typographer Anders Bodebeck designed the Bodebeck type family in 2002. The family, which includes five different styles, is primarily intended for use as a titling, or display face, and belongs to the neo-transitional style of typefaces. Transitional style type first appeared in England during the late 1750s, when John Baskerville released his first sets of type. Bodeck... Read More

It is warm and fragrant to hint

Waters Titling is the work of lettering artist Julian Waters, a multiple master typeface of classical calligraphic roman capitals. This broad-tipped pen design is related to other historically-based titling alphabets but offers a wider range of weights and widths, making it extremely versatile for movie titles, book jackets, posters, banners, calendars, etc. Waters Titling is based on the... Read More

Carol Twombly
Adobe 1989
Carol Twombly
Adobe 1989
Monotype.Design Studio
Garrett Boge and Giovan Francesco Cresci
LetterPerfect 1997
Ernst Friz
ITC 1965
Eric Gill
Monotype 1928
Garrett Boge
LetterPerfect 1997
Garrett Boge
LetterPerfect 1997
Anders Bodebeck
Linotype 2002
Julian Waters
Adobe 1997