Clarendon Text Pro


Clarendon Text Pro


larendon Text Pro is a contemporary remake of the truly classic slab serif typeface with a distinctively clear and legible visibility. It is a widely usable text type suited equally well to advertising, books, publications, and a wide range of corporate literature where large amounts of reading matter call for distinction and style without sacrificing readability.

The rich, full-bodied style of Clarendon Text Pro takes its primary inspiration from the classic 1953 Hoffmann/Eidenbenz polishing of the mid-nineteenth century English slab serifs originally conceptualized by extraordinary craftsmen like Vincent Figgins and Robert Besley. The italic styles take their cue from Aldo Novarese’s 1955 Egizio typeface, which was the first to attempt a true italic companion to the Clarendon roman.

This design slightly departs from the classic original in subtle details that make it contemporary and more easily read. The shapes of the letters like a, g, q, and t were revised to be more in line with an immersive body copy face. The original a, g, q and t are available as alternates, for display uses, or those designers who like to make use of the traditional Clarendon. The ascender serifs were also slightly revised for a better immersive reading fit. Clarendon Text was tested thoroughly for readability in sizes between 8 and 12 pt. Display uses are also clear and attractive, especially with the bold weights.

Each of the Clarendon Text Pro fonts contains over 580 glyphs, complete with built-in small caps, five different kinds of figures, fractions, and support for the majority of Latin languages.

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From $40 USD