Born in Lincoln, UK, in 1942, Ted Staunton lives in Surrey, BC, and designs type. After serving a five-year apprenticeship as a hand compositor (1958-1963) with the Lincolnshire Publishing Co., he spent three years (1963-1966) at Leicester College of Art&Design, graduating in type design. After spending some time in London working for Penguin, Hamlyn and other book publishing houses, he emigrated to Canada in 1970, working for Mitchell Press and Hemlock Printers in Vancouver before opening his own design business and letterpress printing shop, Sherwood Graphics, in 1984. In 1991 he published a private press book, The Lincolnshire Poacher, illustrated with his own wood-engravings. Some of his fonts were used privately on transfer lettering sheets and cast in metal for hand typesetting at his private press, Sherwood Letterpress. His typefaces are mostly published bi P22:
- In 2003, P22 launched Staunton's Sherwood Type Collection, a beautiful ensemble of revivals: Afton (2003), Albemarle (2008: connected script), Albion (2003), Albion Italic, Amelia (2003: ornamental caps in the style of William Morris), Aragon (2003: Victorian), Avocet Light (1985: chancery script originally named Avoca), Canterbury (2006, +Caps A, Caps B, Caps C, Pro), Elven (2003), Floriat (2003: floriated ornaments), Founders (2003), Freely (2002), Kaz (2008, between architecture and Comic Sans), Kaz Thin, P22 Kelly Pro (2009, Celtic style uncial), Latimer (2002), Lindum (2000; based on his Lindum Titling from 1967), Mayflower (2002: medieval lettering), Mayflower Italic, Mayflower Smooth (2009), Mercian (2003), Plymouth (2001), Roanoke Script (2002, a rough texture typeface; Albemarle is the smooth version), 1722 roman (2002), 1722 italic, Sherwood (2002), Sparrow (2001), Symphony (1987), Tyndale (2002), and Tyndale Xtras (2002: Arabesque ornaments).
- Typefaces from 2004: Merton, P22 Ruffcut and P22 Spooky (blackletter).
- Typefaces from 2005: the Staunton Script (package P22), which includes handwritten style typefaces that simulate the period spanning between the English Civil War (1640s) and the Victorian Era (1839-1901): Virginian, Royalist, Grosvenor, Grenville, Elizabethan, Broadwindsor, Chatham. Staunton Script was first drawn in 1981.
- Typefaces from 2006: P22 Phantasmagoria (a wedge serif inspired by Viking runes), P22 Regina (calligraphic).
- Typefaces from 2011: Bix, Brigid.
- Typefaces from 2013: the spurred typeface Ridley, which is based on his Avalon Text (2002).
- Typefaces from 2014: P22 Amelia Jayne (which has a classical roman, with several sets of initial caps).
- Typefaces from 2015: P22 Clementine (sans, curly: pure Victoriana), P22 Ringwell (Victorian).
- Typefaces from 2019: P22 Kingsclere. Inspired by a 17th century tombstone inscription in the town of Remedios, Cuba.
- Typefaces from 2020: P22 Ridley (a spurred medieval typeface, named for Nicholas Ridley and similar in style to Staunton's Latimer font), P22 Tuscaloosa (P22: a hybrid Tuscan typeface).
- Undated roman: Bentley.
- Undated sans: Witham Light.
- Undated initial caps: Arabella Initials, Florabunda (floriated Lombardic caps).
- Undated blackletter: Luther, Yeoman.
- Undated Victorian typefaces: Arabella.
- Undated scripts: Guildford, Hykeham Swash, Nadine, Saluki.
- Undated text typeface: Crossroad.
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