Drop Caps in Font Families

chrisburton's picture

Can name some font families that have Drop Caps as a separate style?

chrisburton's picture

Can anyone*

chrisburton's picture

LTC Goudy Initials

charles ellertson's picture

Espinosa Nova

& could probably consider any font family with a titling set, though they won't be ornamented.

chrisburton's picture


I thought H&FJ had a decorative set for Requiem but I was wrong.

nicolacaleffi's picture

Hoefler Text features two engraved capitals styles:


Nick Shinn's picture

Of course, with optically scaled typefaces (of which there are gazillions) the Display version may be used for drop caps. And Swash caps also make for interesting drop caps, breaking the grid.

Many (if not all) of Goudy’s “hand tooled” styles are available as fonts with complete upper and lower case, not just caps.

I’ve made a few fonts that fit the bill here, Richler Highlight and Walburn Tooled (no lower case), and Bodoni Egyptian Shadow:

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