Farnham

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Credits

Designer(s)
Johann Fleischman, Christian Schwartz
Foundry(ies)
Font Bureau
Release Year
2004
Country of Origin
United States

Background

Farnham by Christian Schwartz and released by Font Bureau is a ridiculously diverse typeface. In its black display form, it feels like you should engrave it on money while in its lightest forms it becomes even more fantastically angular.

But that’s not to say that it’s always sharp or rigid: it just features those qualities and isn’t unafraid to go all the way when it does. Why settle for strictly boring terminals, when you can have a bit of ball terminal, some nice triangular serifs, some flat terminals and some great calligraphic swashes from time to time. It’s all there and it all works.

It’s one of those things where you might go back in a few months and think: maybe i should set this in Caslon but there’ll be that part of you that immediately cringes the minute you set the text and says: heavens no, caslon’s much too prude for this job, it’ll never do. If only it could be a bit more like Farnham…

And similarly, you’ll find that for all those times when you unabashedly felt like rocking out some Bookman Swashes, you can instead rock out some Display swashes in farnham instead. In effect, you can take all those wimpy transitional typefaces you have sitting around: Bookman, Bell, Caslon, Mrs Eaves, &c. and have yourself a great outdoor fight…

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Last edited by rreibstein on December 11, 2009, 01:24pm EST

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