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The Briar (was: Alphabets Magical, or: Fuzzypeg's Homepage) [Ben Whitmore]

Alphabets Magical had freeware rune and old writing system fonts by Ben Whitmore from Auckland, New Zealand. They included AngelicR100, BarddasWRR100, DaggersR100, IEFutharkR100, Malachim, PVEnochian100, PWRunesR100, ThebanBW100, AlphGeniiFzpg100, Enochian-Regular, PictSwirlR100. He also had Enochian-Regular by the Digital Type Foundry, 1991.

In 2014, we rediscovered Ben Whitmore as The Briar. He published Coelacanth, a free typeface family inspired by Bruce Rogers' legendary Venetian typeface, Centaur, described by some as the most beautiful typeface ever designed. He writes: There are surprisingly few digital revivals of Centaur, and none that I know of providing the smaller optical sizes that were available in the original metal type. Centaur was tremendously versatile, as elegant and readable in the smallest caption text as it was at display sizes. He created the italics from scratch. Interestingly, Coelacanth has six weights from Thin to Heavy, and six optical styles, 4pt, 6pt, 8pt, 14pt, 24pt and 60pt. CTAN link for downloading Coelacanth.

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file name: Ben Whitmore Coelacanth 2014


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file name: Ben Whitmore Coelacanth Heavy14p 2014


file name: Ben Whitmore Coelacanth Light80p 2014


file name: Ben Whitmore Coelacanth Regular60p 2014







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html