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1913 Typewriter

By GLC Foundry

Gilles Le Corre

The 1913 Typewriter™ typeface design is based on characters printed from a 1913 Underwood typewriter. Letters are rough-hewn with breaks and eroded edges that emulate that bygone typesetting technology. 1913 Typewriter is perfect for creating a period look or a “noire” atmosphere in a wide variety of projects.

Designed by French artist, engraver and calligrapher, Gilles Le Corre in 2007, 1913 Typewriter is one of the first attempts in his quest to develop a range of fonts that mimic historic fonts. Others are inspired by medieval art and Renaissance books. The 1913 Typewriter family is comprised of four designs normal and bold in addition to slightly heavier weights called carbon normal and carbon bold.

Sporting a low-contrast profile, it is a study of bridled energy in the Cyrillic and Latin scripts. Its eye-catching forms are an oblique tribute to the less-predictable style of brush lettering, and contain daring, elegant curves, economical proportions, and a slight top-heavy asymmetry. Its warmth comes from the subtle emphasis on the structures and details of individual letterforms, whereas its solidity is demonstrated through its balanced rhythm over long spans of text.

Each font supports over 75 languages and is hand-tuned for a pleasing legibility and aesthetic both in print and on screen. This type family makes an excellent choice for presentations, articles, branding, and advertising. Available in 14 styles, Iskra represents a fresh, stimulating, forward-looking perspective on how we see both the vitality of the particular letter and the overall harmony of text. Iskra is available in three different character repertoires: Iskra, complete set — Iskra CYR, Cyrillic-based subset with a Latin supplement — Iskra Cyr, Latin-based subset. Both the LAT and CYR series conform to most standard codepages used by typical software covering their respective scripts. All three series have similar OpenType functionality.