Orléans Serif Typeface

  • REVIVAL DER SERIFEN
    REDESIGN OF A FORGOTTEN SERIF TYPEFACE

    «Orléans Serif» is a revival of a French typeface from the late 19th or the early 20th century. As a basis for the digitalization and modernization of a forgotten typeface, I used a book printed in Paris in 1909. Despite extensive research, the name or source of the original typeface could not be found.

    Orléans is a classical antiqua. It is characterized by a relatively high contrast in the line width. The axes in round letter forms run vertically. A special feature is also the small barrel width.

     
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    ORLÉANS SERIF SPECIMEN
     
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    ORLÉANS SERIF IN USE