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Antiquarian

 | 1 font(s) | $39.00 | 

Available Format(s): OpenType (PostScript-flavored with .otf extensions) | OpenType (TrueType-flavored with .ttf extensions)

Foundry: Three Islands Press | SKU: TP00000201 | D = Immediate Download

Antiquarian was inspired by the handlettered headlines and captions that appear on a page of "Atlas Historique, ou Nouvelle Introduction a L'Histoire" -- a world atlas published by Henri Abraham Chatelain between 1705 and 1732 in Amsterdam -- that I picked up at an antique book shop in London in 2004. (It may be used with authenticity alongside Antiquarian Scribe(tm), an oblique script used in the body copy on the same page.) With its wide serifs, low x-height, heavy uppercase characters, and raggedy outlines, Antiquarian has a uniquely historical personality, while remaining legible enough for use in text-type applications. The OpenType release has many additional features, including true small capitals, numerous ligatures, alternate/titling caps, old-style and lining figures, antique map symbols, and Greek and Central/Eastern European alphabets.
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