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By Barnbrook Fonts

Infidel is based upon letterforms from the Lindisfarne Gospels and other manuscripts and bibles from across the Middle Ages. These are wonderfully idiosyncratic forms; some beautiful, others unsightly, but all far away from what we recognise as legible letterforms, today. The typeface was designed as a reaction to the surge in negative comment directed towards religion following the Al-Quaeda attacks on the United States of America of September 11th, 2001. The deployment of these serene, religious, historic forms and the choice of an intentionally confrontational name was intended to shine a light on the inherent contradictions of religious intolerance.