Letterpress Text font family


Designed by  Chris Costello
This font, based on the popular and timeless Calson design, was carefully digitized from the pages of an antique book that I own which was printed in England during the late 18th century. I was particularly intrigued by a few unique treatments of such characters as the lower case italic “p”, the question marks and various swash caps, that I had never seen before. During the conversion process, I made sure to preserve the worn look of faded ink on old paper by maintaining a subtle level of decay and opacity with each character. Used as a text font, Letterpress Text successfully reproduces the appearance of old letterpress lithography.

Letterpress Text Italic

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Technical details
Digital data from:
Technical font names:
File name: LETTTI.TTF
Windows menu name: LetterpressText
PostScript name: LetterpressTextItalic
PostScript full name: LetterpressText Italic
Catalog number:
15179774
Characters:
231
US$ 23
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