Amherst™ font family
Designed by Richard Yeend in 2002
Amherst is very geometric interpretation of Fraktur. Fraktur was a style of German type very popular in central Europe from 1517 until the early 20th Century. Its letters appear broken" at certain angles and joints. Because this Fraktur is so geometric, it feels much more at home in the 21st Century than other Frakturs like Linotype's Fette Fraktur. It is also much more legible. Still, we recommend using it primarily for display purposes. Amherst is available in three weights: Regular, Bold, and Heavy.
Amherst Gothic is very loosely inspired by late medieval letterforms, often called Texturas or Gothics. However, the letterforms of Amherst Gothic seem just as inspired by the Art Deco movements of the 1920s and by contemporary sans serif type design as anything else. Nevertheless, certain letters in this typeface do appear more "gothic" than others, especially A, D, M, Y, d, r, and x. Amherst Gothic is made up of three fonts, Amherst Gothic Split, Amherst Gothic Split Alternate, and Amherst Gothic Italic. Amherst Gothic Split has in-lined characters, and appears very ornamented. The alternate characters in Amherst Gothic Split Alternate are quite medieval in their appearance. Amherst Gothic Italic is the least medieval-looking of the set; its characters are very round, and more geometric.
All six styles of the Amherst Family are OpenType format fonts, and include old style figures. They are also part of the Take Type 5 collection, produced by Linotype in 2003."
Amherst Gothic Split Italic
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per issue.
a server and e.g. used by automated
processes to create items.
A license is per server core CPU per year.
on which the font will be installed.
that you can use over time. We’ll let
you know when you’re running low.
installations you want to license.
Some mobile app fonts allow an
unlimited number of installations.
you intend to embed the font in. Each license
is valid for one issue for the life of that issue.
CPUs of the servers on which
the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
number of monthly page views
anticipated. The license has no time
limit and does not need to be replaced.
You only pay for additional page views
if your site gets more traffic than expected.
language support of the font.
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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Std / OT CFF
supports at least
Windows menu name: AmherstGothicSplit LT Std Rg
PostScript name: AmherstGothicSplitLTStd-It
PostScript full name: AmherstGothicSplit LT Std Italic
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