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Three Islands Press : Historical Texts : Attic Antique
Three Islands Press Attic Antique™ ($49)

Copyright: ©1993 by Three Islands Press
Designer: Brian Willson
Includes: Attic Antique Regular ($29), Attic Antique Italic ($29)
Packages: 3IP Library, Historical Collection, Historical Texts
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Attic Antique

Attic AntiqueFlipping through a friend’s old hardbound collection of John Burroughs nature essays one day, I thought it’d be fun to see if I could create a typeface with the same uneven, imperfect look to it. I picked and chose among various printed characters, enlarged them somewhat with an old photocopier, scanned and hand-rendered each glyph—then topped things off with a couple goofy ornaments, just for the heck of it. What I ended up with was a surprisingly legible weathered serif akin to the Century faces. The full family has roman and true italic styles; the OpenType release adds true small capitals, old-style and lining figures, numerous ligatures, and Central/Eastern European alphabets. US$49.

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