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TorquemadaDesigner: Philip Bouwsma
Publisher: Canada Type
Torquemada was designed by Philip Bouwsma and released by Canada Type. Torquemada consists of 6 styles and family package alternatives. p > The Torquemada family marks the return of distinguished American calligrapher Philip Bouwsma to the type scene after practically 7 years of hiatus, and he is certainly returning with a lot of bells and whistles!

Torquemada provides the same sort of enjoyment that emanated from Bouwsma's work in 1970s and 1980s New York, when he was among the most essential leaders of the New Calligraphy movement that brought calligraphy forth as a mainstream art and craft, and spawned a lot of today's known calligraphers. Not just is this calligraphic art at its extremely digital finest, however it likewise introduces a totally new concept in drawing letters with a broad pen. Bouwsma's Torquemada Concept defines the consistency of weight, contrast, stress and area by regularly changing the angle of the broad pen in between 0 and 80 degrees throughout all strokes. When the strokes end up being hairlines at the lowest angles, the courses made by the actual corners of the pen changeover one another, making the outline flat or a little hollowed. This brand-new calligraphic concept provides us the rare opportunity to price quote an old Monty Python joke: No one anticipates the Spanish Inquisition!

Torquemada is available in four variations: Torquemada One routine and strong, and Torquemada Two regular and strong. The distinction between Torquemada One and Two is not simply an easy modification in vertical metrics. The stroke percentages of each variation were likewise optically adjusted for optimum readability at little sizes, as well as maximum aesthetic appeals for screen work. Inspect the PDF included in the MyFonts gallery section for additional info on the Torquemada Concept, visual samples, and the distinctions between the font's 4 variations.

Torquemada is available in all significant font style formats, in 2 separate plans priced cost effectively, or in one complete package, likewise priced very affordably. The OpenType variation is 2 fonts, a routine and a strong, with the proportional alternates slotted as contextual substitutions in the programming of the font. A couple of alternates and random swashings are also included within the fonts.

Torquemada's applications are virtually endless. This is a real calligraphic workhorse that has the power to elevate any style to greater levels of visual appeal. You can trust this work to be the ideal option for book, film and music covers, entitling, posters, signage, leaflets, packaging and all sort of branding.

We wish to think of the introduction of Torquemada as the beginning of a brand-new calligraphic Renaissance. And who is better to begin it than a master of calligraphy like Philip Bouwsma?

Font Family:
· Torquemada One
· Torquemada One Bold
· Torquemada Two
· Torquemada Two Bold
· Torquemada
· Torquemada Bold

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