Classic and Contemporary Fonts from P22, T.26 and Others
We’ve just added a batch of new fonts to the Typekit library, including some amazing classic typefaces you’ve been waiting for.
P22 is renowned for its work with museums and foundations to ensure the development of accurate historical typefaces, and we’re excited to add a few beautiful examples to Typekit’s library. Starting today, you’ll find fonts designed by historic figures like Frank Lloyd Wright and Benjamin Franklin, including the iconic P22 Underground — the type used in the London Underground. In addition to P22’s typefaces inspired by art, history, and science, they now distribute fonts from Lanston Type, Rimmer Type Foundry, and The Sherwood Type Collection, among others. We’ll be adding many more fonts from their collection in the future. Here are a few highlights of what’s available now:
Giambattista Bodoni created this modern typeface in 1790 which served as the structural model for Sol Hess’s faithful rendition. Hess made necessary adjustments for mechanical typesetting on Lanston’s Monotype composition system. This font was remastered in 2006 by Paul Hunt.
The legendary sans serif design developed by Edward Johnston for the London Underground system in 1916 is available for the first time as a commercial font in an exclusive arrangement with the London Transport Museum. The font is true to the original design.
P22® FLLW® Eaglefeather® is based on the alphabet designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the “Eaglerock” project in 1922. The full range of weights and styles allows for expanded typographic possibilities in a wide variety of uses.
This font was created in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to coincide with the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary. It includes faithfully reproduced letterforms digitized directly from images of impressions made by Benjamin Franklin and his printing office circa 1750.
Founded by Carlos Segura in 1994, T-26’s once experimental fonts are now considered mainstream. T-26 offers numerous original fonts, and we’ve stared rolling out the first few today.
Automate is a futuristic, geometric sans serif font designed by Anuthin Wongsunkakon in 2008. Anuthin is one of the founding partners of Behaviour Group Inc., a design firm based in Bangkok, Thailand and considered Thailand’s first design studio with full typographic service.
Minerva Modern is a modern, sans serif typeface designed by Gábor Kóthay, a Hungarian type designer, multi-disciplinary artist, and teacher.
Aurea Ultra is a bold slab serif font was designed by Mario Felicianoand just begging for some nice big headlines to announce.