Acadian is based on a classic Victorian-era metal typeface designed by H. H. Thorp in 1883. It is one of our earliest historic typeface digitizations, taken directly from new printed samples made for us from a complete set of the metal type in 1994 by noted type collector Steve Saxe. The look of Acadian is unique and classically Victorian with a bit of an art nouveau influence. The characters feature curled flourishes and decorative embellishments which really make it stand out. The current version is a revision of our original release, with added characters and various improvements and corrections.