Anmerkung des Autors
Pettingill CF is my revival, completely redrawn, of Arlington Old Style, a typeface I found in Pettingill Type Book (Pettingill & Co., 1901). This font is a bold serif font appropriate for posters, advertising, logos, headlines, signage and greeting cards. Pettingill CF could also support a vintage-modern design, and would be appropriate as a Secessionist font. Some of the glyph shapes are especially interesting. I find the “g” quite beautiful and the “a” elegant. The shape of the number 4 is interesting too.
Pettingill CF required quite a bit of redesigning since the stems in the glyphs were not regular, and the upper and lower serifs had a bewildering variety of dimensions. I believe I resolved this issue and made Pettingill useful for contemporary digital work.
I also enjoyed some of the copy in the display texts. Here are two examples: 1. “Song of Home composed by one who never spent a minute there;” 2. “Even if our prices were just as high as those of the average store, it would pay you to come miles to purchase here.” And you thought hype was a new thing!
Pettingill supports Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Catalan, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalenjin, Kinyarwanda, Latvian, Lithuanian, Low German, Lower Sorbian, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Turkish, Turkmen, Upper Sorbian, Vunjo, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, and Zulu.