Wood Type Revival

Wood Type Revival is the brainchild, and subsequently successful Kickstarter project, of Matt Griffin and Matt Braun from Bearded. Their aim is:

…to acquire ten fonts of rare historic wood type representing faces that are not available in the world of digital typography. The faces will be printed on an old Vandercook proof press, scanned, and digitized as opentype fonts. Those fonts will then be for sale as digital downloads on this site.

There are four wonderful faces to start: French Clarendon Ornamented, Fatboy, Gothic Open Shaded, and Roycroft. That clarendon is just killer.

And also big news, all of the Wood Type Revival typefaces are now available on Typekit! You can read more about that on the Typekit Blog.

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