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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.

1483 Rotunda Lyon Font Family Download

Download 1483 Rotunda Lyon

Towards the end of the 1400s, in Lyon (France), was living Barthélémy Buyer, descendant of a rich family of merchants. In the end of 1472, he engaged a typographist from Liège (Belgium): Guillaume Le Roy. The first book stemming from their print shop was the Compendium breve ( by Pope Innocent III.) using Blackletter “textura”.

Many books followed, most often illustrated with wood carving. In 1483, to print a French translated “Eneide”, they used a venetian “Rotunda” blackletter. More…

Our font was inspired by this “Rotunda” set, with historical forms and ligatures enriched with accented letters and other characters not existing in the original.

1479 Caxton Initials Font Family Download

Download 1479 Caxton Initials

This family was created inspired from the two sets of rough initials fonts used by the famous William Caxton in Westminster (GB) in the late 1400’s. As it was normal for the time, there were not any differences between I and J, U and V. It is not a mistake. We have reconstructed the few other missing characters. This font was conceived as a supplement for our 1479 Caxton but may be used with all our Blackletters fonts.

1479 Caxton Font Family Download

Download 1479 Caxton

This family was inspired by the two fonts used by the famous William Caxton in Westminster (UK) in the late 1400s. There is only one (Normal) style. We have added the accented characters and others not in use in the early time of printing, but the ligatures and the few abbreviations for the Old English language and Latin were present in the original fonts.

The original cap height is about five to seven millimeters. Decorated letters like 1495 Lombardes, 1512 Initials, 1550 Arabesques, 1565 Venetian, and 1584 Rinceau can be used in complement with this font without anachronism.

1475 Bastarde Manual Font Family Download

Download 1475 Bastarde Manual

This script font was inspired by the type called “Bastarde Flamande”, a very appreciated one in the Duke of Burgundy’s court in the end of 1400s for hand written books. A book titled Histoire Romaine (Roman history), from roman author Tite Live, translated in French by Pierre Bersuire, circa 1475, was our main source for drawning the lower case characters and a lot of upper case. Each character was written by hand with quill pen on rough paper to look like the originals as better as possible. More…

This font includes “long s”, naturally, as typically medieval , also a few ligatures, final and initial characters but they aren't any abbreviations because it was used for a text written in French language, not for Latin one. Instructions for use, enclosed in the file, helps to identify them on keyboard.

It can be used as variously as web-site titles, posters and fliers design, publishing texts looking like ancient ones, or greeting cards, all various sorts of presentations, as a very decorative, elegant and luxurious font...

This font supports enlargement, bringing out its shrewd details.

1470 Sorbonne Font Family Download

Download 1470 Sorbonne

This family was created inspired from the first font carved and cast in France, for the Sorbonne University’s printing workshop (Paris). The characters were drawn by Jean Heynlin, rector of the university - inspired from Pannartz’s - and in all probability was carved by Adolf Rusch. It has only one style, in one size (about 14 Didots points). We have added the U, J, W and Y, some accented characters and others not in use in the original, but the standard and historical ligatures and the numerous Latins abbreviations are these of the original font.

The font is proposed in two choices : Basic Latin, MacTT & TTF, free for a private use, and “Pro”, TTF/OTF, available for standard basic Latin plus Central Europe, Baltic, Turkish, Croatian, Romanian, Celtic.

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