For October 2006
Lanston Type Co. introduces LTC Holiday Ornaments
Based on the popular demand of the LTC Halloween and LTC Christmas Ornaments, a new font set has been assembled for those less commercialized holidays. LTC Holiday Ornaments features over 80 printers ornaments from Lanston Monotype and other historical foundries such as BBS and ATF.
The Lanston Ornament Collection
So many ornaments... how to decide? By getting all of them of course.
Fleurons, Ornaments, Dingbats..call them what you will, here are all of the LTC offerings of non-alphabet fonts--over 25 fonts with a total of over 2000 characters. Normally over $350, the collection can be yours for only $199 (plus you will receive a free Lanston Type Co. t-shirt!).
For September 2006
P22 and IHOF introduce two new Blackletter designs with unusual twists: P22 Sting and P22 Bastyan
Calligrapher Michael Clark has designed a very stylized Blackletter lowercase with accompanying Roman Caps. P22 Sting features two of Clark’s distinctive styles in one hybrid font. Alternate lowercase characters are included for stylistic variations.
Designer Frau Jenson, from Germany, gives us P22 Bastyan as a hybrid Italic Blackletter. This typeface resembles Carolingian miniscule scripts and has a timelessness that evokes formality but defies specific historical categorization. It is available in an optional Opentype "Pro" version with expanded language support, multiple styles of figures, ornaments and ligatures.
Upcoming events featuring P22 personnel.
All events open to the public and most have an admission charge:
Sept 9 & 23, 2006 - East Aurora, NY
Richard Kegler instructs letterpress printing and
bookbinding workshop at the Roycroft
Sept 29, 2006 - Lisbon, Portugal
Carima El-Behairy speaks at ATypI on the business of Type
Oct 6, 2006 - Cleveland, OH
Jimy Chambers and his modern rock outfit Odiorne play in the Flats
Oct 19, 2006 - Syracuse, NY
AIGA Upstate NY chapter hosts Richard Kegler on a Brief History of P22 type foundry
Nov 25, 2006 - Vancouver , BC
Rimmerfest - A Celebration of the life and work of Jim Rimmer
Dec 14, 2006 - New York, NY
Richard Kegler presents another brief history of P22 for the Type Directors Club
Feb 13-15, 2007 - Berkeley, CA
P22 type foundry and P22 editions exhibit at the Codex
For August 2006
Lanston Type Co. Summer 2006 releases!
Lanston Type Co. Summer 2006 releases include the classic designs of Frederic Goudy and Sol Hess and many others with some unusual twists- 13 families in all, over 35 styles + 7 OpenType fonts. Highlights include LTC Bodoni 175 with OpenType, LTC Pabst Oldstyle Italic and LTC Glamour. All fonts have been remastered to meet P22's design specifications.
- 4 fonts of classic Bodoni + 2 OpenType Pro fonts
- 2 Art Deco standards, newly digitized
Ornaments - Just like the name says
Le Jeune - A decorative French indulgence
- Somewhat glamorous with 8 styles
Sans - 6 variations of a Goudy classic
- Wm. Morris inspired 5 styles + 2 OpenType fonts
- Another Goudy classic in 3 styles + 1 OpenType
Italic - Stately and dignified
Initials - Decorative Capitals
- To accompany the ever popular LTC Pabst Oldstyle is Pabst
Italic and Swash
- 2 geometric Slab Serifs, also as 1 OpenType
Gothic - 2 Modern Condensed Sans Serifs, + 1 OT Pro font
Declaration of Independence font set
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to change a font from one to another...
Here We Gauguin
A new script font set based on the writings and sketches of Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. This naturalistic writing font was based on Gauguin's notebooks from his travels to Tahiti and the south seas. This set presents two styles of script font
s (Regular &
Brush) and a set of decorative extras featuring Gauguin woodcuts,
sketches and imagery from his paintings.
P22 Gauguin Pro Incorporates
the font P22 Gauguin Regular plus over 350 additional characters
including: Stylistic alternates for all characters (a-z, A-Z),
Central European and Cyrillic character sets, ligatures, swash
characters and many OpenType features. Gauguin Pro is an OpenType
font but is bundled with Gauguin Regular and Gauguin Alternate
for use in applications that do not take full advantage of OpenType
Lloyd Wright - Midway
In 1913 Edward C. Waller, Jr. commissioned Frank Lloyd
Wright to expand an Amusement Park complex and turn it into an
upscale palatial beer garden. The Midway Gardens was born.This
font is based on the lettering found on the Midway Gardens working
drawings. The lettering itself is in Mr. Wrights distinctive hand.
This type of architectural lettering is a bit more casual than
standard lettering found on most blueprints. It evokes the personality
of Frank Lloyd Wright in a way that compliments the other fonts
in the P22 FLLW font series.Midway
One and Midway Two can be used interchangeably to give a more
naturalistic feeling of hand lettering. Midway Two is slightly
narrower in some letters but otherwise it has the same feeling
and proportions as Midway One. Midway Ornaments features over
100 decorative border elements that can be combined is many ways
for surprising and effective
P22 Constructivist set was originally designed in 1995 as a system
of 5 fonts that could be mixed and matched to achieve a variety
of constructed alphabet display font settings. With
Opentype, we have unionized the 5 fonts plus added many new
characters into one "pro" font. More alternates, more
language support, more circles and squares.
in Commemoration Hockey
Night in Buffalo
To celebrate this release, we have issued yet another
Constructivist Coffee Mug. The
mug, like the font itself, is bigger and better. It is a 17oz.
red ceramic mug with the phrase "Bigger Coffee For Better
Workers”. It is available for free to the first 100 purchasers
of the Constructivist
Pro font set.
Few people are aware of the P22 Hockey Team and its recent
sweeping of the divisional Championship. To commemorate this event,
we have produced a limited number of hockey pucks with the aforementioned
triumph emblazoned on it. $5 a pop, get 'em while you can. Also
available in very limited quantities are P22 Hockey Jerseys. See
the P22 hockey memorabilia and the team over the years!
The P22 TypeCaster™ is now improved for
easier font test driving. The new MasterCaster™
combines all 5 divisions of P22 into one convenient font test
setting tool. Once you type in your sample text, it will remain
the sample text for every font you try. Once you find just the
right font for your needs, you can click on "Info" and
select “Purchase Options” to go right to that font's
page. These new features make it even easier to decide on the
right font and get it quicker than ever.
For April 2006
Hunt has spent countless hours pouring over old lettering books
and type specimen books to develop two outstanding classic script
faces. P22 Allyson is based on an
old Barnhart Brothers and Spinder design and P22
Zaner is based on a lettering manual with many various on each
letter. Both styles are offered in several variations; from basic
full character sets to expansive Opentype fonts culminating in the
epic Zaner Super Pro with over
calligrapher Michael Clark has taken one of his pen and ink lettering
designs and made an impressive two font set. Peanut
evokes child-like playfulness but has a solid grounding the the
Roman miniscule form. Similar to the font Papyrus, but more flexible
and a refershing alternative. Sure to be another Clark classic design.
For one day on the first of the month we gave up our font
business to try something else.
special font set for the Philadelphia Museum of Art to coincide
with the Benjamin
Franklin Tercentenary celebrations this year was developed by
P22 and we are please to offer it to you. Franklin's
Caslon font set is digitized from the actual printed pieces
produced by Ben Franklin's Printing enterprises. Unlike the "Caslon
Antique" font that has seen wide use over the last decade,
this one really is a Caslon design and a perfect decorative companion
to the Lanston Caslon font
newly expanded Dada
Opentype package, made to coincide with the major Dada
exhibition at the National Gallery in Washington DC, is an expanded
version of the P22 Dada font. As an Opentype font, it has over 500
glyphs and special features create some unexpected design results.
- Rimmer Type Foundry!
is pleased to announce the availability of the Jim
Rimmer Collection. This digital type collection is the culmination
of decades of typographic work at his Pie Tree press and type foundry.
This is the first time these fonts are available to the public.
Constructivist Mugs - Back in Black
ever-popular Constructivist "Better
Coffee for Better Workers" Mug has just arrived in their
latest incarnation. This time they are red and white on black with
the year "2006".
P22 book and deci-annual
...Thoughts on Ideas for Inspiration Towards... ::
Months in the making, P22's most self-indulgent piece ever! Get
it while supplies last. $19.95 or Free with $150 purchase.
P22 Club is open for 2006 membership. The 4th year of incorporation,
the club can only be joined from now until Jan. 31, 2006. For yourself
or for a gift, a great deal.
New 2006 Catalog
new 24 booklet has samples of just about every font we offer in
handy printed form. Free
for the asking.
A Merry Script-mas!
of 2005 brings several new fonts. They are just in time for last
minute holiday cards (or any other year-round need for tasteful
The Cruz Script
Fonts- From veteran type designer Ray Cruz, three script fonts
in three different styles (Ballpoint pen, Brush and Calligraphic
pen) plus a font of companion ornaments in the same three styles.
The three alphabet fonts are available in optional OpenType format
for a more natural effect with automatic character substitution
Lettering artist Michael Clark brings us his
newest design, Sweepy. It is based on his popular "Pooper
Black" but it is lighter and has connecting letters. Sweepy
also has an optional enhanced OpenType version available with over
Grieshaber, who turned the venerable P22 Cezanne font into Cezanne
Pro, comes Operina
Pro. Another 1200+ character font based on Grieshaber's Operina
features Small Caps, Old Style Figures, full European, Cyrillic
and Greek character sets and a new OpenType first with automatic
Roman Numerals. Just type any number and with the feature, it will
convert to Roman Numerals!
in time for holiday design projects, the Lanston
Christmas Ornaments collection has a definite
nostalgic and elegant feel for classic Christmas and Winter
iconography. The set contains 5 fonts, including LTC Christmas
Ornaments and LTC Holly Leaves. Both are designed to allow
the user to create their own two-color design combinations.
An indispensable set for the Christmas season, they are
perfect for custom card creation or any other winter holiday
Yule by James Grieshaber is a display font set inspired
by a mélange of ancient inscriptional writing, with
visual references to Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, medieval and even
a bit of ancient Greek and roman letterforms. Yule is exotic
yet familiar and evocative of winter holidays.
P22 Curwen is a set of
2 fonts by Colin Kahn. P22 Curwen Poster is a digitized
version of a rare wood type used by the Curwen Press in
England in the early 20th Century for poster work. P22 Curwen
Maxima is a new hyper-stylized re-interpretation of Curwen
magazine has recently featured P22 in the Type section
of their 25th anniversary (November/December 2005) issue.
See other places P22 has been featured on our Press
Have a look at October's winning entry in our ever-popular
Fonts-in-Use Contest. You
can enter too. Click here for details.
New Lanston fonts!
re-mastered versions of the venerable Kennerley
font family by Frederic Goudy and the classic Cloister
family by Morris Fuller Benton. Revised Twentieth
Century Medium features alternates based on the original
experimental Futura by Paul Renner.
new digitizations of classic Lanston metal faces include Artscript,
Typewriter and Goudy
Text...all with alternates and all optionally in expanded
OpenType format. Additionally we have an exclusive digitization
of the very rare Hess
Monoblack plus new Ornaments
2 and remastered Ornaments
full Lanston collection is currently over 135 fonts PLUS
over 40 Opentype fonts. Purchased individually, the fonts
would cost over $2500. Buy them all now for only $999.95 (current
owners of previous Lanston collections may upgrade at a very
reasonable price. Please inquire
for details). BUT WAIT there’s more! If you
license the full Lanston Collection this month, you will get
the next installment at no additional charge (plus the William
Caslon Experience CD). Planned for early 2006, the next
installment will include most of the remaining digital fonts
from the Giampa era Lanston Type Co. including: Record
Oldstyle. In all, over 30 fonts will be included in the
next installment. Final selection is still under consideration.
A New Foundry!?
Lanston fonts were originally digitized by the multi-talented
Jim Rimmer. Other titles offered by Lanston over the last
two decades included the original Jim Rimmer designs: Albertan,
Quill and Posh
Initials. These design plus many more Jim Rimmer fonts,
will be offered exclusively through P22 in January 2006. The
Rimmer Type Foundry at P22 will
feature all of Mr. Rimmer's digital type designs while he
spends his time working on making
metal type and fine press books.
Roycroft Book Arts
what is the allure of metal type and fine press books in the
digital age? We ask that question ourselves all the time.
P22 makes digital fonts, but the source for so many P22 fonts
goes back to the days of hand crafted printing. As part of
the continuing tradition of connecting the old and the new,
P22 is proud to be the co-organizer of the “Roycroft
in East Aurora New York. October 14-16. Spots are still open
for this historic Arts and Crafts renaissance workshop series
on the very campus that helped launch the American Arts and
Crafts movement in the late 19th century. But Hurry!
is a time when perfectly reasonable people choose to reenact
some lost pagan rituals. No one seems to know why exactly,
but Halloween has been celebrated in its present form for
a little over one hundred years. This newset of ornaments
dates back to the early 20th century and depicts a"classic"
Halloween collection of black cats, pumpkins, witches and
other indispensable Halloween ornaments.
new designs from four IHOF designers
Monumental Titling from Michael Clark (USA)
is based on classic Roman proportions and drawn from a calligraphic
from Hajime Kawakame (JAPAN).
This lively display font features
Latin as well as Katakana and Hiragana.
from Gabor Kothay (HUNGARY) is a group of fonts based on
a personal calligraphic expression. It is exotic but still familiar.
Font from Terry Wudenbachs (LIECHTENSTIEN) knows
all. The OpenType version actually answers your questions!
P22 Records and Lanston Type Co.
Caslon was an 18th century type designer. The
William Caslon Experience is an accomplished musical duo who
create unique, lush electronic downtempo landscapes. The P22 record
label has teamed up with FLT5
records to compile some of our favorite tracks of The William
Caslon Experience onto a new
CD. This CD contains a brand new remix by Odiorne
in addition to a brand new "remixed" Caslon font. The
exclusive font can ONLY be purchased by getting this CD.
more, download samples and see offers here.
hear the The William
Caslon Experience CD at a listing party.8 -11pm on Thursday
September 8th‚ 2005 At: Prespa, 439
Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY. Prespa
also uses P22 fonts for their signage!
Odiorne is the musical brainchild of P22s very
own Jimy Chambers. The new Odiorne CD released on File
13 Records can also be bought via iTunes,
but the first Odiorne EP cannot. It can however be purchased
at a special reduced price from P22. Get Want them leaving
more for only $5.99, and if you order at the same time as the
William Caslon Experience, save on combined shipping!
new digital fonts from P22 / International
House of Fonts which both exude a Gothic Blackletter
combines aspects of Germanic Blackletter
but with Romanized capital letters and an
italic slant. It is evocative of "old
world" craftsmanship and early 20th century
was a font offered by the DeVinne Press in
1905. It was based on letters, Arabic figures
and ornaments used by designers and engravers
of seals, coins, medals and inscriptions upon
metal or stone during the fifteenth and sixteenth
featuring Goudy Heavyface on the front
and a Monotype font matrix case on the back
has aquired the last remaining stock of the
most authorative book on the the Roycroft
History and Bibliography of a Roycroft Printing
Shop by Paul McKenna 2nd edition .
Lanston Type Co. presents 38 more fonts to bring the
P22/Lanston collection to over 100 fonts. Titles included
in this release cycle are:
- A new rendering of the timeless classic in 12 styles
- A symbol font of numbers and currency symbols
Gothic - A charming face in three widths
Handtooled - Goudy's Oldstyle Bold..with a twist
- A goudy Classic resurected with rare original lowercase
- A new revision of Centaur and Arrighi
- Another Goudy design newly digitized
Leaves - Printers ornaments of leaves and...vines
Ornaments - A layered border-making font set
four divisons of P22 can be purchased as full
collections as well as special packs. Order all
four collections and we will send a very special bonus
Terminal Book Review
The P22 online type-zine, The
Terminal has a review of the book Letterpress:
Allure of the handmade.
Cézanne is one of the most intriguing script fonts
in recent years. It defies the stereotype of the typical font
because of its striking look of natural hand lettering. Designers
often choose Cézanne for this reason alone. The elongated
crossbar of the ‘t’ and the waving baseline are
only two of the features that make it such a distinctive face.
Cézanne appears just about everywhere, including dozens
of CD covers, coffee shop and restaurant facades, menus, packaging,
book jackets and even in scrap booking accents. As a result,
Cézanne is one of the most popular fonts in the P22
Designers consider Cézanne ideal for various projects.
However, one of the drawbacks of its great popularity is that
Cézanne may have become too recognizable and possibly
not as irregular as one would wish for in a handwriting font.
For example, when duplicate letters appear next to each other
in a word written in Cézanne, they look identical in
all instances. Longtime P22 collaborator James
Grieshaber took these concerns to heart and resolved both
issues by using the dynamic OpenType format.
The result of Grieshaber’s efforts is Cézanne
Pro, an expansive suite of options that allows for several—as
many as six!—versions of each letter. There are hundreds
of automatic substitutions programmed into the font but designers
can also hand-select individual letters for just the right
Cézanne Pro includes full western and central European
character sets and Cyrillic for typesetting in dozens of languages.
It features several types of numerals (lining, oldstyle proportional,
tabular, superscript, subscript and fractions), ligatures,
snap-on swashes, and word glyphs (the, of, le, and, etc.).
This new Cézanne Pro OpenType font includes over 1,200
glyphs and "smart features" that will automatically
substitute letter combinations to create an even more natural
handwriting effect than was possible with its predecessor.
More and more applications are taking advantage of OpenType
features. Users of, for example, Adobe’s Creative Suite
and the upcoming Quark Xpress, can take Cézanne to
a whole new level. For those who cannot yet use OpenType features,
PostScript and TrueType versions of the Cézanne alternate
fonts are available. These can be manually intermixed with
the original Cézanne to create effects similar to those
in the OpenType version or they can be used on their own to
achieve the familiar yet "not quite Cézanne"
Cézanne Pro brings new flexibility to a proven
face, one that thousands of designers worldwide have found
More Pro fonts
the continued growth of P22, IHOF and Lanston... more fonts
have been enhanced with OpenType features, expert sets, expanded
families and other features that typographers desire. Here
are some highlights.
Terminal back on track
P22 online type-zine, The
Terminal is back with a new section featuring book reviews
month U&lc: Influencing design & typography.
Look for upcoming new artciles soon.
Two New (Old)
- A Victorian design in 5 varieties or combined into one super
G Schrift - An experimental and surprisingly modern sans
serif originally designed by German poet Stefan George in
of Lanston Type Co. releases
styles in PostScript and TrueType formats + 12 OpenType fonts
Extra notable in the OpenType versions of Goudy Oldstyle
and Village #2 is
the option for two different lengths of descenders as offered
by Lanston in metal...but now available at the click of a
or the full Lanston collection and get a free...
brand new Lanston Type Co. mug sporting a 22K gold image of
a Monotype Caster on a two tone tea tankard. This
mug and others available
individually or in discounted sets
Playing Card Design Contest
type specimen playing card decks were a smash success.
A bit too successful...we are all out! Rather
than just re-print them, we thought it might be nice to do
an entirely new deck...and have our friends help out. So here's
the deal: Design
playing cards using P22 fonts and win prizes!
Staunton Script Family was developed to parallel typographer
Ted Staunton’s authorship of a historical novel titled
The Clifford Bible. The novel traces seven generations of the
Clifford family from entries on the flyleaves of an old family
Bible. This collection of fonts was generated to augment the
text and reflects some of the stylistic transitions that evolved
in a period spanning between the English Civil War (1640s) and
the Victorian Era (1839-1901). The scripts illustrate the stylistic
transitions from gothic to copperplate, reflecting cultural
influences and the characteristics imparted by the evolution
of writing instruments- from the quill to the steel nib.
distinctive writing style was reconstructed as a font for Mr.
Staunton's Book Project, but the availability to the public
is a welcome
addition to designers in search of authentic historical handwriting
fonts.. Each font can be downloaded individually at $19.95 each
or in one
set for a special price of $79.95 (regular combined price:
PDF files of each font can also be downloaded for preview from
each font's page.
Tsunami Relief -
Font Aid III
is proud to be part of the Font
Aid project, More than 220 designers worldwide submitted
over 400 glyphs for Fleurons of Hope, including Bob Aufuldish,
Phil Baines, Peter Bilak, Matthew Carter, Chank Diesel, John
Downer, Ed Fella, Verena Gerlach, Yanek Iontef, Jeffery Keedy,
Barbara Klunder, Alessio Leonardi, Miles Newlyn, and Sumner
Stone. Jim Lyles of Bitstream produced the complex typeface
in OpenType for Windows and Macintosh OS X, with a TrueType
version available for Mac OS 9 or earlier. For
more information and to donate (and get yourself a great dingbat
2 new IHOF designs
by Stephen Rapp is a lively organic font that draws reference
from Roman characters rather than Italic forms. Use Normal for
small point-size settings to retain legibility. For invigorating
display settings try combining Normal and Wild.
by Amondó Szegi is a blending of the Roman alphabet with
Tibetan calligraphy and Hungarian baroque influences to create
a true hybrid of world cultures in this striking display font.
Manta Xpert includes several alternate letters and ligatures along
with three dozen ornamental mandalas.
Tsunami Relief - Font
is proud to be part of the Font
Aid project, which provides 100% of all sales of fonts to
relief efforts for the December 26th Tsunami. Through the generous
hosting of MyFonts, P22 has donated all sales of its Cezanne and
Durer Caps fonts along with many other foundries and designers.
Until Feb 18th any purchases through these
pages, will have 100% of your purchase donated to Tsunami
relief efforts. THANK YOU FOR ALL
OF YOUR SUPPORT. THIS PHASE OF THE BENEFIT IS NOW ENDED. Over
$12,000 was raised for Tsumani Releif efforts!
back in stock
Our licensed London Transport-Edward
Johnston tea mug is now back in stock. Special prices if you
buy a set of four.
P22 Introduces Lanston
Type continues its hundred-plus year tradition of supplying
quality type for discerning users. Now under the P22 type foundry
family of font collections, Lanston-P22 will present many of the
famous type designs of Frederic Goudy and Sol Hess as well as typographic
classics that every designer should have in their library such as
the Bodoni and Caslon families. Periodic releases will be announced
along with introductory special pricing.