Wandering one afternoon on the streets of the old Cornish port of Truro, I was walking with an ancient stone wall to my left when my eye was drawn to a heavy oak door into the garden behind a magnificent but run-down old house. Next to the door, painted on the patchy plaster was a warning to intrusive tradesmen: "Private Entrance, Please No Solicitors." In addition to being grammatically obscure and suggesting an aversion to lawyers, the lettering was peculiar - rather like someone familiar with Celtic uncial lettering trying to simulate a serif typeface. The resulting effect was a confusion of upper and lowercase characters, but strangely charming. I took some photos, and later sketched out a full alphabet based on the lettering, which became the basis of our new Imprimato font.
Imprimato has a full upper and lower case character set, but some of the upper case characters look like the typical lowercase versions of those same characters and vice versa. The weight of the characters is fairly heavy. Although it's quite readable as a text font, it's really ideal for titles, posters or advertising uses. Click on either of the accompanying images to see them in more detail. You can try out the free demo version of Imprimato for either MacOS or Windows, and the full version of Impromato is available on our Ordering Site.