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Thursday, December 31, 2009

May the Font Be With You




A week or so ago I wrote about Wm. Morris and the Private Press Movement.  When Morris founded Kelmscott Press he also designed two new fonts in which to publish his books, Troy (1892, first line above) and Golden (1890, second line above).  Golden has a rough-edged feel designed to mimic the look of printing on handmade paper.  Troy was designed later, shortly followed by a smaller version he called Chaucer (1893).  I signed my name in the Morris Ornament font which can also be seen in original use here.

You can play with these fonts, purchase them, and also find a little more history here and here (among other places on the web).