Tuesday, April 2, 2013

English Font Style - Old English Style


It is quite possible that English fonts are the most elegant of all the font styles that are made available to us today.  Of course, by "English font" we mean fonts of the English alphabet whose styles are evidently influenced by English culture from the past to the present rather than any font that uses the English alphabet as a base.  That being said, English fonts – whether they happen to be old English fonts or modern English fonts – tend to have a certain charm and respectability about them that very few other fonts could manage.  Perhaps this is because, collectively, there is a certain sense of history and authority that is associated with English fonts (old and modern alike). 

Old English Style

Old English Style

Old English Style

Old English Style

Old English Style

Old English Style


One cannot help but feel either awe or respect for English fonts, perhaps because England is famously associated with the development of great secular literature; it is the home of Chaucer, William Shakespeare, G.K. Chesterton, and P.G. Wodehouse.  They are writers of a certain wit and imagination, such that they have brought the English language greatness – and English fonts a quiet sort of wit that easily translates to lighthearted dignity. 

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