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P22 Kilkenny Font

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P22 KilkennyDesigner: Paul Hunt
Publisher: IHOF
P22 Kilkenny was developed by Paul Hunt and published by IHOF. P22 Kilkenny includes 5 styles and household package alternatives. p > Kilkenny is a decorative, Victorian-style font based upon the metal type named Nymphic that was developed by Hermann Ihlenberg. Ihlenburg was born in Germany in 1843 where he studied art and worked for a number of German type foundries. He moved to the USA in 1866 and worked for the L. Johnson & & Co. foundry, later on MacKellar, Smiths & & Jordan. American Type Creators obtained this typeface when they took over the MacKellar, Smiths & & Jordan foundry and Nymphic appears in the ATF brochure of 1896.

For this digital version, the character set has actually been expanded to include accented characters, punctuation and currency symbols (and many everything you would expect to discover in a digital font).

The initial metal typeface included Swash Caps, Upper Case characters and a 'morticed' lower case, which was raised off the baseline. This mortcied type was designed to nestle inside the elaborate swash caps as well as to deal with the upper case. The five digital variations contained in this set are generally different configurations of these different alphabet sets, they differ as follows:

Kilkenny- The initial upper case with a customized lower case that has been enlarged, shifted to align along the baseline and given taller ascenders to give it a more 'routine' look. Kilkenny Eureka - Real to the original design with the 'morticed' or remarkable lowercase forms. Kilkenny Swash - Original swash caps with the modified lower case. Kilkenny Swash Caps - Initial Swash caps with the original caps as the lower case. Kilkenny Swash Eureka- Swash caps that have actually been adapted to match the weight of the initial lower case forms.

In addition to all of the above, the OpenType version consists of additional Main European characters in addition to Cyrillic characters for a total of almost 1000 glyphs.

Font Family:
· P22 Kilkenny
· P22 Kilkenny Eureka
· P22 Kilkenny Swash
· P22 Kilkenny Swash Eureka
· P22 Kilkenny Swash Caps

Tags: 1800s, 1890s, art nouveau, curls, dainty, decorated, decorative, delicate, hermann ihlenberg, morticed, spiral, swash, victorian, xmas

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