Font Fridays: Phaeton, from Veer

A big welcome for the return of Typedia’s Font Friday giveaways! To kick the year off right, we’ve got a fabulous font from Veer: the illustrious Phaeton, by Randy Jones and Kevin Cornell.

Both Old World and Old West

This gorgeous font family evokes the freshness and uniqueness of hand-drawn type, yet allows for easy typesetting. A high-waisted, condensed serif face with a distinct Victorian flavor, Phaeton’s nearly 600 characters include a large number of alternates, ornaments, decorative banners, picto-glyphs, and swash capitals, plus 49 wordmark glyphs for “and,” “the,” “with,” and many more.

How it Works

Anyone can enter the contest by taking just a minute or two to do a good deed for Typedia. It could be something as simple as adding a release year, or uploading a specimen, or contributing some background information. Tell us your good deed in the comments to be entered in the contest. You can only enter once. You have until 9am EST Monday, January 11th to enter. After 9am, a winner will be randomly selected, and we’ll announce the winner here.

Good luck!

Update: Congratulations to Elizabeth Carey Smith, winner of this week’s contest, and special thanks to Veer for sponsoring the giveaway! See you next week for more Font Friday fun!

  • 1. Eddie Giese’s avatar Eddie Giese Jan 08, 2010

    added Background for IQ

  • 2. designfrontier’s avatar designfrontier Jan 08, 2010

    Added release year to Assembler

  • 3. Laura Fisher’s avatar Laura Fisher Jan 08, 2010

    Added Background, Distributors, Country of Origin for Base 9.

  • 4. sbrothier’s avatar sbrothier Jan 08, 2010

    Added Replica from lineto, FS Sophie from Fontsmith, and background informations for Lineto

  • 5. Chris’s avatar Chris Jan 08, 2010

    I added a release year to Burin Sans

  • 6. Brendan Falkowski’s avatar Brendan Falkowski Jan 08, 2010

    Added Aphrodite Slim metadata (needs a sample).

  • 7. WilliamPriceIII’s avatar WilliamPriceIII Jan 08, 2010

    Added Release Year and Country of Origin to Andron Publix!

  • 8. Elizabeth Carey Smith’s avatar Elizabeth Carey Smith Jan 08, 2010

    I added biography, website and photo for Tobias Frere-Jones.

  • 9. SarahA’s avatar SarahA Jan 08, 2010

    added the designer for Bebas

  • 10. jpcody’s avatar jpcody Jan 10, 2010

    I added a year, country of origin and link to Tiresias Screenfont.

  • 11. riccard0’s avatar riccard0 Jan 10, 2010

    Added:
    Original format and some tags to Nevis.
    Background and some tags to Portal (also changed classification).
    Country of origin, classification and some tags to Triplex Italic.
    Country of origin to Flux.

  • 12. paulrandall’s avatar paulrandall Jan 10, 2010

    I added MOT Serif, an alternative UK road sign typeface designed by David Kindersley, an apprentice of Eric Gill.

    MOT Serif

  • 13. HyperCreative’s avatar HyperCreative Jan 11, 2010

    Added country of origin to Template Gothic

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