Cheltenham then and now

oprion's picture

I am leafing through the beautiful ATF Specimen book (from 1912), and find myself slowly falling in love with the delightfully quirky Cheltenham family.
The only digital version I could find (ITC) seems to've lost much of it's charm (along with a handful of ligatures and text figures.) I recognize the merits of the new design, homogenizing upper and lower cases for modern sensibility, but miss the quirk. At least they kept that funny lower-case g :)

Are there other recreations, more faithful to the original design?

microspective's picture

Then you may be very interested in this thread from only a few weeks ago.

blank's picture

Bitstream’s Cheltenham BT is much closer to the original than ITC Cheltenham. But be careful when shopping, because Bitstream also did an ITC Cheltenham with the goofy x-height.

Dan Gayle's picture

If the NY Times print edition goes under, you think we'll ever get our hands onto Matthew Carter's Cheltenham? Because I love it.

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