P22 Victorian Swash

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Credits

Designer(s)
Richard Kegler, Amy Greenan
Foundry(ies)
P22 type foundry
Release Year
2000
Country of Origin
United States

Background

“P22 type foundry presents a font set created in conjunction with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s exhibition of Victorian-era French artist James Tissot. The fonts developed for the P22 Victorian set are based on historic typefaces dating from the late 19th century.”

“Victorian Swash was inspired by the willowy, delicate face ‘Columbian’, which has also been known in recent years as ‘Glorietta’. The P22 version includes ‘snap-on’ flourishes based on the original ‘Columbian’ ornamental embellishment designs.”
-P22.COM

“Freeware
Description
This font goes by quite a number of names. Dave Nalle’s scriptorium has it as “Goodfellow”. There is a “PS Bluegum Forest” around by a Tris Nguyen which says “based on the Glorietta typeface”. AnotherThis font goes by quite a number of names. Dave Nalle’s scriptorium has it as “Goodfellow”. There is a “PS Bluegum Forest” around by a Tris Nguyen which says “based on the Glorietta typeface”. Another one, “Burton’s Nightmare” seems to be a clone of Goodfellow, it has even the SFL for Scriptorium Font Library inside. Its name comes from the Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” where the font was used in the titles, poster, etc.

P22 sells this face as “Victorian Swash” saying it was inspired by a historical face called “…‘Columbian’, which has also been known in recent years as ‘Glorietta’…” (P22.com).

This “Glorietta” is in the Solotype catalogues, a collection of old typefaces by Dan Solo, published by Dover. Probably that printed sample was directly or indirectly the mother of all these typefaces.

Trinigan has a completed charset and some kerning. Germandbls and Euro symbol
were created new. Since the design is historic (19th c.), the font is
freeware for all purposes. It may not be sold and no charges may be asked
for its distribution.”

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