Font Revival
Oct, 2013

As part of  the Type@Cooper curriculum, I sought out and revived a font that is no longer in use or available to the public. I found “Condensed Athenian” within the pages of the American Specimen Book of Type Styles, published by the ATF (American Type Founders Co.) in 1896. Though only a partial sample/specimen is available, I managed to digitized and create the entire alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. I am particularly attrached to this display font due to the quirky exagerated serifs that can serve as links or connectors when kerned tightly. Beautiful counter-spaces are created when doing so.