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Fanwood by chemoelectric Fanwood by chemoelectric
Current version: 1.1

Includes small caps, oldstyle and lining figures, proportional oldstyle figures, fractions, superscripts and subscripts, support for lots of languages. Starting with version 1.1, includes Fanwood Text, which is the same as Fanwood except with slight darkening and slightly reduced contrast. (My main goal for Fanwood Text was to improve readability on a Kindle 3 e-book reader.)

Based on a popular hot metal typeface, but with the name changed to protect the innocent. :) For more information, see [link]
(The image there is of another digital version, not the original.)

Free for both personal and commercial use.

(Credit for the preview picture: The League of Movable Type
License for the preview picture: Attribution Share Alike Creative Commons)
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GaryExo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
A lovely font. I use it in a skin for an ebook reader here.
chemoelectric Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Excellent. Exactly the sort of use I hope for.
GaryExo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Thanks. It's a beautiful font.
nymphont Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Exquisite work! Thank you so much Mr. Schwartz for sharing your amazing creations.
taketo-take-to-stock Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
i love your style, everything what you had shared here and undoubtedly going to share in future to be submitted ...
Thanking you every time when i try to write something personally among our society in Alphabetical sentences(yeah in my defective English) ... :meditate:
Thanking your share always.
p.s. Recently, i tried to find nice font for "Greek Alphabets" , yes alpha, beta, gamma, delta and so on ..., however i could not find sufficient fonts anywhere, thus i might be very much to appreciate if you could introduced, of course in your taste or further more in your own font(s), those very much cultural and sophisticated letters for my small artwork here in dA .. :bow:
Sorry to give you such discourteous "personal asking" in the public. :bow:

Maybe you are anxious to hear this kind of matter, so there might be a some "hint" what i need to ask this kind of matter ... please go and check what i am standing against the wall now ... [link]
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Unfortunately there are many things I would like to do but can’t because I am somewhat physically disabled. :( You might find the AMS Euler math fonts useful: [link]
:bow: Thank you for your introduction, highly appreciated. :bow:
starsunflowerstudio Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I love this font!
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thx. :)
CheezyCat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
thank you for this font! I love it's natural look and especially that it reads so well as a text <3
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Thanks! I definitely went for a more natural look than commercial digital versions that are out there [link] seem to have; they look rigid, whereas the original had a kind of top-emphasizing calligraphic flavor (that I think might be typical of Czech designers). Also the extra variation is meant to help prevent the "strobing" effect (as I like to call it) that is similar to a striped tie or shirt seen on television.

(Somewhat OT: To some degree this "strobing" is the sparkle that makes some typefaces popular with graphic designers, I think, and awful for text, though it took me a while to realize that last part.)
CheezyCat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
yes I like the traditional look of the font - and that it manages in my eyes to still look modern in some way.
(I think I most Love the A because of the cutout shape at the tip)

Very many of the theoretically good and modern looking fonts are bad for longer text passages. That rule applies especially for the free fonts.
So good that fanwood breaks with that.

chemoelectric Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
One notable typeface I have found nearly unreadable is Arnhem, despite its being highly praised by the highly placed: [link]
Hyphen Press has printed at least one typography book I’ve read in that type, and it’s like reading a cartwheel in a strobe light. I probably have some visual hypersensitivity, but so do many others.

I think baroque/transitional designs probably tend to do best overall, as long as they are drawn/cut with a sensitive eye. Fanwood/Fairfield probably is best classified in that group (which Bitstream does for its version, Transitional 551).
jelloween Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Congratulations, you are featured in the Fond of Fonts newsletter! :dance: :D
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Yes, yes I am. :)
3feathers Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow, that's beautiful. Major font addiction here. So glad to find you.
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Font addicts are some of my favorite people. :) I can't take credit for the core design -- that belongs mainly to Rudolph Ruzicka, circa 1940 [link]
I suppose making a digital version is like doing an engraving based on a painting. :)
Uncleserb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
nice font, cheers for that :)
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Thanks. :)
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