Saracen

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Hoefler & Frere-Jones
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Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Latin
Original Format
Digital
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“Saracen is the Latin (wedge serif) member of The Proteus Project, a collection of four interchangeable type families designed in different nineteenth century styles.

Though the wedge serif printing type is a nineteenth century innovation, Saracen does not resemble any font from this era. It’s mysterious that typefounders of the Victorian age who sought the extreme and fanciful in their work – exploring all manner of serif treatments, and creating extra-condensed and super-expanded designs – never made a latin font of this straightforward proportion.”

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Last edited by Gregory Wood on January 15, 2010, 10:30am EST

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