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Typeface similar to Big Caslon, but less contrasted?
Commented on Monday, 29 December 2014 - 6:15am

¶ Apart from the solid Adobe Caslon, you can try:
Caslon Classico by Franko...

The distinction between transitional and didone
Commented on Monday, 29 December 2014 - 5:23pm

Now, I have a bit of trouble with categorizing two of their typefaces: Romain and Sang Blue, which are both related.

¶ Based on the serif style, Romain is a transitional and Sang Bleu is a modern....

WHAT'S·THE·REAL·HENDRIK·VAN·DEN·KEERE·ROMAN?
Commented on Monday, 10 November 2014 - 10:58am

¶ Jonathan Hoefler just released a tribute to Hendrik Van den Keere: Quarto....

Humanist Sans
Commented on Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 3:02pm

¶ My favourite ones:

· Parisine Plus
· FF Meta
· FF Scala Sans
· John Sans
· Jannon Sans

Suggestions on Pairing Sabon
Commented on Monday, 20 October 2014 - 1:56am

¶ To pair with Sabon Next, you can use Parisine.

Suggestions on Pairing Sabon
Commented on Monday, 20 October 2014 - 4:32pm

¶ To pair with Sabon Next, you can also use FF Meta.

70s glamour
Commented on Saturday, 4 October 2014 - 1:31pm

¶ Tiffany.

¶ ITC Tom's Roman.

¶ Windsor.

¶ Try something by Herb Lubalin.

70s glamour
Commented on Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 2:14am

¶ ITC Fat Face
http://fontsinuse.com/uses/2059/1972-christmas-new-year-greeting-card

Recommendations for sans serif font to pair with IM Fell Great Primer Pro
Commented on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 6:33pm

¶ Go check this page and the suggested pairings
http://www.typography.com/fonts/historical-allsorts/inside/fell-types

My first typeface
Commented on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 3:17am

¶ The Illustration of the second sample reminds William Morris.

¶ Your blend of ancient calligraphic styles (Oncial, Textura, Rotunda) is pleasant and you even integrates the Art Nouveau for your Roman.

quintessential UK 1920s-80s typeface suggestions?
Commented on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 4:45pm

¶ For the 80's, anything by Neville·Brody.

Actual Old Style - Transitional differences
Commented on Saturday, 20 September 2014 - 4:59am

¶ Caslon is the last of the Old Style. Caslon's Roman was influenced by the Dutch Old Style of the XVII th century: see the the bi-directional serifs of the capital "T". Caslon is a Baroque and late Old Style.

¶ Baskerville was a neoclassical...

What's·The·Real·Robert·Granjon·Roman?
Commented on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 4:57pm


The·Spread·of·Garamond

What's·The·Real·Robert·Granjon·Roman?
Commented on Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 1:15pm



¶ Find three different designs. The last two typefaces are officially based on Granjon's romans.

Granjon (George William Jones)

...

What's·The·Real·Robert·Granjon·Roman?
Commented on Friday, 19 September 2014 - 4:17am



¶ About·Galliard

"According to Alexander Lawson, 'The name Galliard stems from Granjon's own term for an 8-point font he cut about 1570. It undoubtedly refers to the style of the face, for...

U.S. Government recommends Garamond, Century Gothic
Commented on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 6:36am

The U.S. Government has started a campaign to reduce print costs: PrintWise. Step 7 of their action plan states that ‘one of the three toner-efficient fonts’ should be used. Those fonts are Times New Roman, Garamond and Century Gothic....

U.S. Government recommends Garamond, Century Gothic
Commented on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 7:53am

Courier New is so thin, they will save ink.

¶ They should instead use a thin weight of their selected typefaces to save ink too.

Revolutionary Script and Typography
Commented on Friday, 29 August 2014 - 9:21am

1. If we understand this question as "was there any other breaking with the old attitude before the Quattrocento", then yes. Even in writing. The whole Middle-Ages was about that, but not in a "breaking against God" attitude (although...

Revolutionary Script and Typography
Commented on Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 4:26am



¶ Actually, it was during the Renaissance and the Baroque era that the Church applied the inquisition to the letter and not during the Middle Age. Some printers and typeface designers of the XVI th century were converted...

Apollo from Fonderie Typographique Française
Commented on Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 2:50pm

¶ It's one of the two French ersatz of Renner's Futura. The other is Simplex from the Olive foundry.

Haultin by Fred Smeijers
Commented on Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 1:32pm

¶ Find a second extract from Haultin.

Haultin by Fred Smeijers
Commented on Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 5:13pm

¶ Anyone know this reference:

The Palaeotypography of the French Renaissance: Selected Papers on Sixteenth-century Typefaces
by Hendrik D.L. Vervliet
[Brill, Library of the Written Word - The Handpress World, 2008]

...
Haultin by Fred Smeijers
Commented on Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 5:49pm

Ran a sample of Haultin through "Find My Font" and Minion Pro Condensed from Adobe came up, interesting.

¶ Find the visual result.

¶ For instance, the top (cross stroke) of the lowercase "t" is different.

...
Haultin by Fred Smeijers
Commented on Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 2:48pm

¶ There is a French translation of Fred Smeijer's Counterpunch by B42 and they also use the Haultin...

Haultin by Fred Smeijers
Commented on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 1:54pm

¶ Too bad, Smeijers decided not to release this rare attempt to reproduce one of the typefaces cut by Renaissance man Pierre Haultin. It was a real challenge. I hope we get a Le Bé typeface someday too.