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HWT Vanlanen Font

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HWT VanlanenDesigner: Matthew Carter
Publisher: P22 Type Foundry
Created by Matthew Carter, HWT Vanlanen is a serif and wood type font style family. This typeface has 2 designs and was published by P22 Type Foundry.

In 2002 Matthew Carter was commissioned to produce a brand-new style to be cut in wood by the then nascent Hamilton Wood Type Museum. This was considerable in that this was the one format for which Carter had actually not yet developed type. The brand-new style became a two-part chromatic type to be cut particularly in wood. Originally called Carter Latin, the typeface was relabelled Van Lanen after one of the Museum's founders. The very first cutting and printing of the type took location in late 2009 and although it has been available through the Museum, modern wood-type production is expensive and few have gotten this typeface in wood.

The digital version of the pair of Van Lanen font styles is now available. The style remembers Antique Latin wood type, but with a refined sensibility and deliberate quirks (like the sideways ampersand). It is a terrific addition to Carter's oeuvre, and to the ongoing history of wood type.

Font Family:
· HWT Vanlanen Regular
· HWT Vanlanen Streamer

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