Designer Brigitte Schuster has published her first typeface on Linotype.com. Her Cardamon is an unobtrusive Antiqua with a very legible, distinctive tone that is historically inspired.
Schuster created the original design during her “Master of Design in Type and Media” at the Academy of Arts in Holland’s The Hague.
The designer started by analyzing texts from the 16th century. She then extracted selected elements from the fonts of Hendrik van den Keere, Robert Granjon and Giovan Francesco Cresci. These elements formed the basis for Cardamon.
These historical influences are clearly visible in the now published version of Cardamon: on the one hand, those of the historical Renaissance Antiqua, on the other, elements of a handwritten font created with a quill. The characteristics of a written font are reflected in Cardamon Italic, in particular; the style is inclined by 15° and has closed or continued curves next to the stem.
Cardamon is available in four weights: Regular, Medium, Semibold and Bold. They all have a matching Italic and are equipped with small caps, old-style and uppercase numerals, as well as some ligatures and ornaments.
Cardamon has a strong personality, given its neutral shape, angular, individual elements and the unique historical background. As a result, it is suitable for a variety of projects and applications.
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