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Apple Garamond


I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge or experience with "apple garamond". From what I have read it seems to not have been released publicly and a quality revival is no where to be found. It was something that I was looking to pursue, but didnt want to go full steam ahead, only to be abruptly stopped by a quality revival or even the existing typeface existing digitally already...

Herbert Bayer typeface ultra-accurate revival


Hey people, this is "my" (well not really mine, it's just a vectorization) first font!

I decided to revive this after I saw some sketches of the 'universal alphabet' and discovered the digital versions were just cleaned versions of his wood-type printings... but as they were tests they had small imperfections (like bad curves etc) that when vectorized and look worse when we use them on bigger sizes.

Here's the three wheights I made based on his prints (only the A, full character set on PDF):

Ah! I'm making this inspired by the old Multiple Masters technology so I used the same number of nodes in all characters so they are blendable to make an infinite number of wheights! No numbers yet.

Centaur book-face revival: Mythology


(Following up from this thread in Design.)

Having read that it's a useful learning exercise for a starting designer to try digitizing a historical (metal) type, I decided to try this with Bruce Rogers's Centaur. I've never seen a digital version that looks remotely close to the beautiful text of books typeset in metal Centaur – they're all come out too fine and spindly, and look oddly sterile somehow. I'm clearly not the only one to think so.

Originality in Typeface design


How much of originality is there in type design?
Many typefaces are either revivals or are inspired by one or more predecessors.
Are there any original typefaces at all?

Your opinions and observations would be helpful to me for a paper I am writing.
Any link to nay previous thread would also be of help.

Thanks in advance.

1901 Rounded Sans ID & Research

As part of my research for the revival project at Type@Cooper, I found this printed specimen online (preview attached) with a great rounded sans titled Breite runde Grotesk.

It is sourced as from "Schriftproben, C.G. Naumann, 1901". This is a printer's book and I'm looking for both more info (foundry/designer/context) and for a better specimen (full alpha at least).

Thanks everyone,

Baskerville revival's what do you think?

Hey guys,
I am working on a school project, doing some research and working with a Baskerville revival.
As a part of my research fase I would love to hear you'r opinion on:

-What is your favourite Baskerville revival or baskerville inspired font?
- Why is this one your favourite?

-Which of the baskerville revivals or baskerville inspired fonts is you least favourite and why?

Hope many of you take the time to answer, It would be really helpfull! :)

Recent Rereleases: Moravia, Brandywine, Gaiseric, Stuttgart


We've recently updated several of our older fonts. The most recent of these are:

Moravia - based on unique poster lettering by Alphons Mucha.

Brandywine - based on original book caption lettering by legendary Amercian artist Howard Pyle.

Gaiseric - an update of one of my original font designs first released in 1998 and subsequently used in the Spiderwick books.

Stuttgart Gothic - based on 19th century calligraphy samples originally developed from early printed type.

Many of the updates include added characters and other refinements.

Greater Albion's Howlett Released 35 percent Discount‏


Howlett, which is now released on Myfonts.com, combines great character with extreme legibility.

It’s a simple display face that offers a sense of coziness and order, that speaks of all being well with the world. It is a modern design which pays due Acknowledgment to the past.

An extensive range of Opentype features, including old-style numerals, terminal forms, ligatures and stylistic alternatives are included.

Use it for headings and titles as well as eye catching poster work.

You can try out Howlett on Myfonts.com or see some examples of it in action in our blog.