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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:30 pm
by PJMiller
Does anyone know of a good 'Clarendon' style typeface which is free and has an italic version?

I have looked but all the free ones I have found are either not terribly good or don't have an italic or both. Some which I found seemed to think that an oblique version is italic, it isn't !

Of course there could be one out there which isn't called Clarendon but if there is my search wouldn't find it.

Because I couldn't find one that ticked all the boxes I have started to design my own.

Re: Clarendon

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:13 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I am not familiar with Clarendon. Verajja Serif is a slab serif font face.

Re: Clarendon

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:07 pm
by PJMiller
I already have Verajja Serif and very nice it is too but it doesn't quite match the style I was wanting for the project I have in mind.

I am well on the way to making my own as you might have seen in some of the screen shots I have been posting, this has been my 'beta test' project.

It's name is 'Munson'.

Many 'Clarendon' type fonts seem to be without an italic version. I don't know if this style of font isn't supposed to have italics.

Re: Clarendon

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:09 pm
by PJMiller
Of course if it ever gets completed it will be available for free.

Re: Clarendon

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:20 pm
by MikeW
Ray Larabie made Superclarendon several years ago. ... clarendon/

Re: Clarendon

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:37 pm
by PJMiller
It isn't free.

It's italic is just an oblique.

Re: Clarendon

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:22 pm
by the.legend
Ok I know I'm posting super late, buuuuuut... have insane font bundles at like 99% off. They have bundles of different types (graphics, templates, fonts, etc.) and it changed every month or so. Right now (2019-10-07, and for the next week), they offer almost all their previous bundles at the same time.

ALL THAT TO SAY: you could get the actual Clarendon, and a bunch of other great fonts, for $29 (USD). This is a steal at that price.

The bundle with Clarendon is here.
The page with the rest of the bundles is here.

(I'm not paid to share this, even though I wish I were!)

Olivier Legendre

Re: Clarendon

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:18 pm
by PJMiller
I made a font which I called 'Munson' which fulfilled the role of a victorian style slab serif quite well.

Thank you for your recommendation but Munson is available for free.

Re: Clarendon

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:09 pm
by William
You might try to look for the typeface Modern Roman or Modern No. 20.

It might be a matter of the name Clarendon being a trademark or something like that.

Though I seem to remember that Clarendon was like Modern Roman Bold, as Modern Roman was used as a typeface for books.

They both have the upper hook on, for example, lowercase a and uppercase R.

I used to handset metal type that was Monotype Modern Roman. There was also an italic.


Re: Clarendon

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:40 am
by PJMiller
I'm not looking for a Clarendon lookalike anymore! :roll:

'Munson' is already finished and has been available since July 2017. I even added Cyrillic to it. It is available for free.

I'm not looking to buy another Victorian slab serif font. I'm giving one away.