(x) Albertus-like glyphic face - Village {Mike F}

robb's picture

hello all,
Was there ever an alternate "e" in some foundry's Albertus? What is this titling face? Could it simply be a hacked version?
http://www.metromystics.com/home.htm

Thanks for any help.

david h's picture

"Was there ever an alternate “e” in some foundry’s Albertus?"

Maybe. You'll never know.

Alternate(s) that I know:
"J", "M", "W", "&", "2", "4","0"
Albertus Bold: "&"

But I don't know about "e" or "E"

Bald Condensed's picture

Possibly customised, though seeing it used it'd make perfect sense to have that alternate glyph in the character set.

rotodesign's picture

It's most likely a freeware or reverse-engineered copy of Albertus mimicking the font used in the 60s TV show the Prisoner. From the Prisoner FAQ:

The font used in _The Prisoner_ is a modified version of
"Albertus" (dots removed from "i" and "j", loop of "e" opened).

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There are two freeware Albertus derivatives, both of which have
been modified Prisoner-style. One is by Glenn Fleishman and is
called "Furioso"; the other is by Mark Heiman and is called
"Village". Both are available via anonymous FTP from
dworkin.wustl.edu:/dist/prisoner.

Dan Weaver's picture

Rotodesign, make sure you send this post to Norbert as he loves The Prisoner

Norbert Florendo's picture

Obviously someone at Metropolitan Mystics loves the Prisoner as well. Otherwise, why would someone even hunt down a modified Albertus.

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Mike F's picture

See here. This font, Village, has been around since 1997.

Glenn Fleishman's picture

Who is #1?

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