P22 Type Foundry Introduces LTC Archive Ornaments Font

Does your latest project need an ornaments font to really tie it all together? Maybe not, but it couldn’t hurt to have a fancy font face in your arsenal. Interested parties should check out P22 Type Foundry‘s new release LTC Archive Ornaments. Available for 40% off through March 15 as part of an introductory sale, this ornaments font comes from the Lanston Type Co. collection.

Archive Ornaments font family

Archive Ornaments font family; Photo Credit: P22 Type Foundry Behance page

If you have a dingbats font from Lanston Type, you might think the Archive Ornaments font is more of the same, but this particular typeface is derived from actual brass ornament plates. Here’s a little more information from the Lanston Archive Ornaments Behance page:

Letterpress prints were made directly from the brass plates, which were then re-drawn and digitized. Each character has been optimized for the combination of decorative borders and patterns as well as individual accentuation. The completed digitized font contains over 100 glyphs, ranging in style from geometric to organic designs.

Brass Printer's Ornaments like this one were used to make the Archive Ornaments font.

Brass Printer’s Ornaments like this one were used to make the Archive Ornaments font; Photo Credit: P22 Type Foundry Behance page

After prints were made using the brass plates, the designers redrew and digitized the ornaments font.

After prints were made using the brass plates, the designers redrew and digitized the ornaments font; Photo Credit: P22 Type Foundry Behance page

The design credit for this lovely ornaments font goes to Richard Kegler and Miranda Roth. If you’re in the market for a different typeface to add a little something to a current or future project, check out P22’s site. Newly redesigned in December 2013, the foundry is constantly launching new fonts. A 2014 addition worth mentioning? The highly popular script Marcel. There are also benefits to font fanatics who subscribe to the P22 newsletter. Tomorrow subscribers will receive a special exclusive discount, and those who sign up at any time receive the Underground Engraved font family for free. Sign up at the P22 website.

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