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English Grotesque

English Grotesque Full family

Includes: English Grotesque Thin, English Grotesque Light, English Grotesque Medium, English Grotesque Bold, English Grotesque Extra Bold, English Grotesque Black

About English Grotesque
English Grotesque is based on the proportions of an early 20th century signwriter’s sans, emphasising the characteristic idiosyncrasies of type of the period. Sharing a similar Roman circle-and-square construction as Gill Sans or Johnston Railway, it has a wide T and W, a narrow S, and a long-tailed R. The Roman alphabet did not include a lower-case, and therefore early sans-serifs tended to base theirs on handwritten or cursive models, resulting in more even character widths. English Grotesque, by contrast, carries the more characterful proportions of the capitals through to the lower case. Available in six weights, with optional alternative versions for the Q, &, £ and J.
Designed by
Rian Hughes
Current release
Jan 1, 2001
Initial release
Jan 1, 2001
Script(s)
Latin
Language support
Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, Baltic, Turkish, Romanian
Features
Stylistic Alternates, Standard Ligatures, Superscript, Fractions
Font formats
.OTF
Individual weights & styles (6 fonts)
Thin, Light, Medium, Bold, Extra Bold, Black
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