Part of the Shades collection of two-color fonts, Knox is a hearty dimensional letter in the "Grecian” style.
When typography turned burlesque in the beginning of the nineteenth century, one of the first stylistic idioms typefounders explored was the dimensional letter. Metal and wood types of the period are rife with bevelled, faceted, and shadowed letters; for Knox, we applied the faceting of Alexander Nesbitt’s 16 Line Pica Octagon wood type (1838) to our own Acropolis typeface.
Knox includes not only a "shaded” font, but a pair of separate layers for the background and highlight, making it possible to create complex color typography easily.
In addition to its "shaded” font, Knox comes as two separate layers — Highlight and Background — which can be superimposed to create complex typographic effects. All three fonts are designed to be used in register, allowing print designers to more closely control overprints (and choke and spread), and giving web designers the added flexibility of working with each font in its own Photoshop layer.
Varying the color of the background and foreground can dramatically alter the mood of the type. Certain tonal combinations can even extend the usefulness of these display types into unusually small sizes.
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11 March
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