KING HAROLD looks like hand-embroidered lettering and was inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry. To get it just right, I drew, embroidered, and scanned all the characters. Version 1.5 makes use of Opentype features for alternate letterforms and ligatures, an expanded character set and improved spacing and kerning. The Bayeux Tapestry was made c.1073-83 and records King Harold’s adventures and loss at the Battle of Hastings to William the Conqueror, with a special appearance by Halley’s Comet. It measures 230 feet long (69 meters) and is one of the great examples of Romanesque art.
So Voltaire wrote this book called Candide. The beautiful 1928 edition was illustrated by the artist Rockwell Kent. Beside full page drawings and decorative drop caps, there were eleven tiny dingbats used, instead of indenting, to separate paragraphs. Each is a posing figure. Although my drawings are very clean, don’t use them too big; they’re best as small details. Two weights contained in one font.
KOCH QUADRAT is based on the work of the great type designer Rudolf Koch (1876-1934). Among his many remarkable and long-lived font designs are Kabel (also called Cable, Geometric 231, and Boulder), Koch Antiqua (Eve, Locarno, and Lilith), Neuland (100 other names and variants, including my Bride), Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch, and many others. Koch was a calligrapher, a pious man, a teacher, and a war veteran. Koch Quadrat is derived from his demonstration of constructing each Roman capital. Using simple geometric elements, Koch developed a set of seven diagrams (appearing in the center of the animation on this page) combining… continued