Friar™ font family

Designed by Frederic W. Goudy
Steve Matteson

About Friar™ font family

Friar Pro is a revival of Frederic W. Goudy's Friar" typeface. Goudy described this typeface design as a 'typographic solecism' as it combines a lowercase of half-uncial forms from the 4th through 7th centuries with an uppercase of square capitals from the 4th century. Friar was originally designed in 1937 and used to print a Christmas keepsake produced by Goudy and printer Howard Coggeshall. The fire that burned Goudy's studio in 1939 destroyed the drawings and matrices before many metal fonts were cast. Of all that was lost in the fire, Goudy once said he missed Friar the most. View Friar Pro Type Specimen (PDF) Steve Matteson developed Friar Pro as a tribute to Goudy and his joy of typographic exploration. Steve created a complete character set with OpenType typographic enhancements to give the Friar Pro font an authentic appearance to the original. Friar Pro is a beautiful design which imparts a scribal appearance to any document including greeting cards, certificates and official papers.NOTE: An OpenType-savvy application such as Adobe Creative Suite or QuarkXPress is required to access the OpenType typographic features."


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1 Family

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Pro / OT CFF

supports at least

33 languages.

Friar™ Regular

-  2 variants
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