New Font: Broadley

Yorkshire-born architect and designer C. F. A. Voysey was one of the preeminent figures of the later period of the Arts and Crafts movement. He was England’s answer to his more famous American contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright. Voysey’s designs were ambitious and comprehensive and included not only basic architecture, but also interior design, decoration and furniture. Voysey’s work was reminiscent of the design work of William Morris. He is particularly remembered for his unique fabric and wallpaper designs which echo the work of Walter Crane. His houses featured white rough rendered walls with horizontal ribbon windows and huge pitched roofs, and are recognized for their simplicity, originality and total abandonment of historical tradition. Voysey did detailed plans and elevations of all of his houses, and labelled them in a unique hand lettered style which we have preserved and turned into a new font called Broadley. The font was developed from lettering samples on several of his plans and includes features typical of arts and crafts period lettering such as nesting and joining characters. It has a very special period look and will ultimately be included in our Arts and Crafts font collection. You can try out the free demo version of Broadley for either MacOS or Windows. The full font of Broadley is available on our Ordering Site.

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