Introducing two new typefaces – JMC Engraver & Feldman Engraver. Designed by Terrance Weinzierl, these two typefaces were commissioned as companion fonts to Nancy Sharon Collins’ new book The Complete Engraver: A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery. Available now on Fonts.com, these fonts are FREE. Simply add to your cart, download and enjoy them in all your creative projects.
The Complete Engraver charts the art of engraving, from its origin to those who carry on the tradition still today. A practicing designer – authority on engraving – Collins also provides insight on the methods in which engraving (and social stationery as a whole) soldiers forward in today's digital age. The JMC Engraver & Feldman Engraver typefaces, featured below, are a testament to bridging this analog and digital divide.
“These designs have a Victorian soul with a typographic body.”
— Terrance Weinzierl
Stylistic alternate characters, as seen above, enhance the versatility as well as visibility of the fonts – in addition to both designs providing distinct airs of engraving’s elegance, the typefaces possess an unmistakable kinetic energy. As Weinzierl notes: “JMC Engraver & Feldman Engraver have that handmade feel, and they flaunt it with exuberant curves and curls. I don't think it’s a coincidence that we indulge in these organic designs when we get a chance, as it's very different from our daily challenges in display imaging requiring pixel perfection.”
Learn more about The Complete Engraver
The Complete Engraver is available for pre-order here and will be released in stores in September. To learn more about the The Complete Engraver, please visit author Nancy Sharon Collins’ website Engraving for Nerds.
Engraving at TypeCon2012
At TypeCon2012: MKE SHIFT, Nancy Sharon Collins ( along with an appearance by Terrance Weinzierl) presented Engraving and Type, A Beautiful but Somewhat Dysfunctional Relationship. To learn more about the program, visit the TypeCon2012 website.