Yale Law Journal font

butterick's picture

I'm usually good with type IDs but this one stumped me. It looks like a combination of Dante, Bembo, and Galliard, but it's not any of those.

PDF here: http://www.yalelawjournal.org/images/pdfs/940.pdf

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kentlew's picture

Matthew —

> It looks like a combination of Dante, Bembo, and Galliard, but it's not any of those.

For good reason. This is the custom face that Carter drew for the Yale identity, based on their long association with Bembo.

I can’t remember what he called it. Might just be “Yale” something-or-other.

JanekZ's picture

Yale by Carter & Cone Type Inc. ca 2003

butterick's picture

This is the custom face that Carter drew for the Yale identity

Aha. At least I got stumped by a good one.

Ehague's picture

Arguably the most prestigious digital typeface around given how the EULA reads:

You agree not to give or allow the Typeface to be used by non-Yale individuals or organizations for non-Yale purposes.
http://www.yale.edu/printer/typeface/terms.html

A little while ago I did a survey of the fonts used in a number of prominent journals. The majority of them use TNR, though Harvard uses Old Style Seven.

A fun fact about Penn's LR (I'm a 1L here): we're using fake small caps and system Baskerville. The right font for a school founded by Ben Franklin—just a little botched in execution.

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