Altar

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Credits

Designer(s)
Neil Summerour
Foundry(ies)
Positype
Release Year
2002
Country of Origin
United States

Background

Altar was developed from charcoal rubbings made of a headstone in a cemetery in New Orleans. For me it recalls memories of hand-carved lettering in the furniture of old Southern Baptist churches (which inspired the name). Only a few of the characters from the original rubbing show up in the final version of the typeface, but compressed naive serifs still show through.

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Last edited by Stephen Peasley on November 22, 2010, 07:01pm EST

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