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P22 Morris Font

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P22 MorrisDesigner: Richard Kegler
Publisher: P22
P22 Morris was created by Richard Kegler and released by P22. P22 Morris contains 3 designs and family package alternatives. p > William Morris (1834-1896) was probably the most prominent figure in the ornamental arts and personal press motions of the late 19th and early 20th century. In reaction to the increasing lack of quality that the commercial revolution caused, Morris looked for a return to the ideals of the middle ages craftsman. Dissatisfied with the commercially available typefaces of the day, he undertook the style of the fonts for his books himself.

The P22 Morris font set functions brand-new versions of Morris's popular type styles for his Kelmscott Press. The two main typefaces include full international character sets for Western European languages.

P22 produced MORRIS GOLDEN with a rough edge to simulate the appearance of printing on handmade paper. There is a more 'fine-tuned' recent version of Golden, however its sterilized digitization does not approach the result that Morris attained in his Kelmscott books. You'll discover the handmade impact less in the smaller sizes but will discover it quite decorative in the bigger sizes. (Morris cut his Golden type in only one size for the Kelmscott Press, roughly equivalent to 14 points.)

P22's variation of MORRIS TROY is more smooth than Morris Golden and is real to the initial Morris style. It is based upon the Kelmscott Troy type (an 18 point font style) and its smaller counterpart, the Chaucer type (a 12 point font). American Type Founders made an unauthorized variation of Troy, 'Satanick,' 189?, contrary to Morris's desire that it not be offered commercially.( Legend has it that the identifying of Satanick originates from William Morris informing the agent inquiring about making copies of his typefaces readily available to go to hell) A number of digital versions of Troy (and Satanick) have appeared for many years. The P22 version provides a lot more precise rendering than any previous variation. Morris designed the original Troy font style to be spaced really securely; our variation shows and honors his intention.

The MORRIS ORNAMENTS are based on those Morris designed and utilized in his Kelmscott Press books. Characters in the positions of the letters A to Z are decorative drop cap initials. Characters in the number key positions recreate other Morris embellishments. (See the accompanying essential chart.) Similar to all heading typefaces and intricate dingbats characters, this font is best used at bigger point sizes (e.g., 48, 72, 120). Use in body text or at small point sizes on-screen may not accomplish preferred results.

P22 is grateful to William S. Peterson, Steven O. Saxe and the Lightsey-Offutt Library who offered indispensable research assistance to this job.

Font Family:
· P22 Morris Troy
· P22 Morris Golden
· P22 Morris Ornaments

Tags: 1890s, arts and crafts, blackletter, calligraphic, decorative, english, evil, grotesk, initial, initials, kelmscott, preraphaelite, renaissance

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