Svengali Roman

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Credits

Designer(s)
Paul J Lloyd
Foundry(ies)
Greater Albion Typefounders
Release Year
2009
Country of Origin
Australia
Classification
Serif, Modern
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
MyFonts, Fonts.com
Tags
1920s, capitals, caps, decorative, funny, heading, headline, poster, roman, small, title

Background

Svengali Roman is loosely inspired by a scrap of 1920s newspaper posted in the Typophile font identification forum. The consensus view there favored the view that the specimen showed hand-drawn lettering. As that lettering had such charm and character Greater Albion decided to fill the gap and design a face loosely based on it.

Svengali Roman is the result and makes an excellent face for eye catching period poster design, or for any headings and titles.

Svengali Roman has now been expanded to a full family, including regular and bold weights as well as incised (a hand tooled look) and newsprint (weathered warn type with ink bleeds) styles.

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Last edited by gatf on October 6, 2009, 08:40am EST

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