Volgare - by Stephen Farrell

skyrocket's picture

Hello folks,
I have been asked to track down a typeface called Volgare. I've done some research on the net and found out it was developed by Stephen Farrell from Slip Studios. Most of his fonts are licenced through [T-26] but not this one. Does anyone know the font and if it is commercially available?

debhall's picture

I tried, but couldn't track it down either.
There is nothing so annoying as seeing a typeface
lauded in the annuals and then not being able to obtain it.

hrant's picture

Isn't that "Volgare Project" CD for sale anywhere?
And I'm sure there's a way to track down an email for Farrell - maybe through Emigre.


armin's picture

Paul, I am a HUGE fan of Volgare. There is little information about it on the web. Here is the best and only page that describes Volgare: http://www.altx.com/ebr/ads/ebr6/farrell/page3.htm (it's a pain in the ••• to navigate though).

Volgare took Stephen 4 years to make and you can tell in its detailed construction. All the information I know about it is in that link above, so I encourage you to read that. If you want a copy of the font you have to call Stephen and ask him to send you a CD with the font, it costs $75. It is well worth the price.

He is also mentioned in this article on Design Observer http://www.designobserver.com/archives/000021.html

As mentioned there, Volgare was on display at the Cooper Hewitt's original design triennial http://ndm.si.edu/triennial/animation.html

Miss Tiffany's picture

http://www.altx.com/ebr/ads/ebr6/farrell/orderfrm.htm -- I just noticed that Armin posted linkage to the same thread. Oh well.

SpurSerif's picture

FYI: Stephen Farrell teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, contact can be made with the Visual Communication Dept. I'm sure Volage is still available for sale.


piccic's picture

I like a lot the way Volgare seems assembled.
I had the opportunity to see how difficult it is to keep a manuscript handwriting "natural", without added stylizations when I attempted a similar thing a few years ago.

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