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Worthington Arcade Font

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Worthington ArcadeDesigner: Rian Hughes
Publisher: Device
Designed by Rian Hughes, Worthington Game is a display screen serif font published by Device.

Worthington Arcade is a classically-proportioned capitals-only type including a choice of ligatures and alternates.

It loosely looks like the hand-painted architectural lettering of the 30s to the 50s, exemplified by the likes of Percy Smith's interior signage for the BBC or George Mansell's lettering for the University of London and the indications found on London's bridges. However, instead of a slavish copy of any historical model, it is more an assessment and evocation of specific distinctive quirks of civic lettering of the period, and an effort to develop a peculiarly English titling typeface.

The round letters, for instance the O, Q and C, are wider than the perfect circle generally discovered in such designs, while the straight-sided characters, usually drawn on a square, are narrower. This provides the whole a subtle sophistication that is likewise highlighted by the raised crossbars on the H, E and F and extended lower leg of the E.

Includes old-style numerals.

Font Family: Worthington Arcade Regular

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