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Moire is a block-style sans serif font designed by Jim Ford in the spirit of typefaces popular during the 1950s.

The Moire font is slightly more efficient for a more modern voice than its predecessors. Moire is practical for all modern display settings in signs, publications, reports and presentations. The Moire font will also replicate well in on-screen uses from User Interfaces to web graphics.

1546 Poliphile Font Family Download

Download 1546 Poliphile

This family was inspired from the French edition of Hypnerotomachie de Poliphile (“The Strife of Love in a Dream”) attributed to Francesco Colonna, 1467 printed in 1546 in Paris by Jacques Kerver. He was using a Garamond set (look at our 1592 GLC Garamond), including two styles: Normal and Italic (Normal carved by Claude Garamond, Italic we don't know; it was an Italic pattern very often in use in Paris at that time). More…

We have modified the slant angle of the Capitals used with Italics because the Normal capitals were used in both styles in the original. The present font includes all of the specific latin abbreviations and ligatures used in this edition (with a few differences between the two styles). Added are the accented characters and a few others not in use in this early period of printing.

Decorated letters such as 1512 Initials, 1550 Arabesques, 1565 Venetian, or 1584 Rinceau can be used with this family without anachronism.

1545 Faucheur Font Family Download

Download 1545 Faucheur

This family was inspired from the set of fontfaces used in Paris by Ponce Rosset, aka “Faucheur” to print the relation of the second travel to Canada by Jacques Cartier, first edition, printed in 1545. It is a “Garalde” set, the punchcutter is unknown, certainly it was not Garamond himself. In our two styles (Normal & Italic), fontfaces, kernings and spaces are scrupulously the same as in the original. This Pro font is covering Western, Eastern and Central European languages (includind Celtic) Baltic and Turkish, with standard and “s long” ligatures in each of the two styles.

1543 Humane Jenson Font Family Download

Download 1543 Humane Jenson

In 1543 the well-known “De humani corporis fabrica” treatise on anatomy by André Vesale, was printed by Johann Oporinus in Basel (Switzerland). Various typefaces were used for this work, mostly in Latin but including Greek characters. Its Jenson-type font was the one which inspired this font. It is a very elegant one, including the “long s”, a few abbreviation forms and ligatures. As it was a Latin text, there were no accented characters and a few capitals were absent. I had to reconstruct them.

A render sheet, in the font file, makes all characters easy to identify on the keyboard. More…

This font may be used as a “modern” one for web-site titles, posters and flier designs, publishing ancient texts... and anything else you want! One of the most elegant types ever cut, it stands up very well to enlargement, remaining as readable as in its original small size.

1543 German Deluxe Font Family Download

Download 1543 German Deluxe

This family was inspired by the sets of fonts used in 1543 by Michael Isengrin, printer in Basel (Germany) to print the splendid New Kreüterbuch...(New herbal...), with numerous nice pictures, the masterpiece of Leonhart Fuchs, father of the modern botany.

It is a Schwabacher pattern, with three different sets of fonts, small (± 4mm for the upper case) in the main text, larger for titles (± 8mm for the upper case) and large Initials or lettrines (five lines of main text). More…

This font contains standard ligatures and German historical ligatures (German double s, long s, tz, ch,...) and diacritics (special umlaut “e superscript” and "∞" unstead of dieresis with letters a, o and u,) naturally, we have added numerous letters lacking in the original to permit a contemporary use of the font.

It can be used in complement with 1538 Schwabacher or/and 1534 Fraktur.

1540 Mercator Script Font Family Download

Download 1540 Mercator Script

This font was inspired by the so-called Litterarum latinarum, quas italicas, cursoriasque vocant, scribendum Ratio (Louvain 1540), a manual intended for calligraphers by the well known scientist Gerhard Mercator.

It was a magnificent “Cancellaresca corsiva” design, enriched with many alternates, final loops and ligatures.

We have added a lot of accented and other characters required for modern use that did not exist in the original.

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