Astaire is a deco-style text OpenType Pro font family loosely based on Koch's Locarno as seen in KochAltschrift a recent free German tribute to Koch’s work.
I was familiar with Meek’s Letraset presstype version called Locarno, but I never liked the proportions used by either Meeks or Koch. So I radically revised ascender, descender, and x-height to make them more usable and brought the shapes within my sense of design. Mine is probably closer to Meeks than Koch, but hopefully it is a tribute to both. Astaire looks much more modern and it is much more usable.
I added oldstyle figures, small cap figures, small caps, several ligatures, and more. There are an italic, bold, and bold italic also in this family. This is one of the first OpenType fonts I did, so the feature set is limited and a little strange in implementation.
This font has a kick! In the light of my recent font posting, I've made this one more "hand-drawn" in appearance. It is an experiment in how far I can push the x-height. For Abrect that is 78% 0f the font height (ascender to descender) and 70% of the point size (including the built-in leading needed to make this font useable.
I had gone quite a bit further with an 85% x-height, but the readability issues were too severe. Abrect, as it stands is a very useable font font — especially for colored subheads that commonly need a little extra punch.
This is Abiquiu in a deconstructed version I call Fiesta. It is an updated rendition of my original workhorse headline font that I originally designed to use for "Printing in a Digital World". It has many special characters. It started life as a tracing of Gill Sans Extra Bold mixed with Futura Extra Bold and who knows what else, although there is not much left of that. I no longer sell the original because it was too close to Gill's font. Because I format all my own books I am able to design fonts that meet my needs exactly: lowercase numbers, small caps, fractions, numerators, denominators, ballot box in the section slot, and several other special characters including the Euro. It's a fun font to use—Try it you'll like it!
AdieuTwo is a radical revision of Adieu which was a revision of my original font, Chivalry, that was traced from Chevalier back in the mid-1990s.
Its roots are obvious, but this one has small caps, small cap figures, oldstyle figures, ligatures, and more. This is a thoroughly up-to-date font ready to be used for stylish heads, invitations, and the like.
Alexandrya is a subtly modulated block serif font family with a humanist sensibility and all of my personal style for font design. A distant ancestor of the basic letterforms is Minister (a Dutch bible font of the 19th century) through my first font in the mid-1990s, Diaconia.
There are many OpenType features with over 600 characters: Caps, lower case, small caps, ligatures, discretionary ligatures, swashes, small cap figures, old style figures, numerators, denominators, accent characters (including CE), ordinal numbers (1st-infinity: lining and oldstyle), and so on.
It is designed for text use in body copy.
These are two pages of fonts designed for body copy specifically. They also work well for headers.
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