Harold's Fonts

Jackie Frant's picture

I never really see anyone here mention Harold Lohner. He has offered many free and $5 fonts which, some are quite nice. Besides my love for Sarah Script from Charles Borges de Oliveira, I have also been infatuated with Imitation from Harold. I just enjoy the face. If I ever did a poster about Paris in the early 1900s - that font would be perfect.

I received an email about Harold Lohner's art show, Wheel of Life- and I thought I'd share it with you. (You've probably received it as well, and if not - here goes.)

Subject: September News from Harold’s Fonts + Art Opening

September News from Harold’s Fonts + Art Opening


Back to school, back to font-making...

But first I wanted to tell you about an opening this Friday. I’m doing a outdoor projection piece on the Opalka Gallery at Sage College of Albany, where I teach. “Wheel of Life” is a cycle of portrait drawings I made using a scanner. Here’s the invitation; please check it out. http://www.haroldsfonts.com/wheeloflife.pdf

The new font this month is SWEET SPIRIT, an intricate design that’s a cousin to my popular Graceful Ghost. Drawn with long flowing lines and adapted from a historical source, perfect for suggesting embroidery or engraving. Now available from Font Bros.

And thank you for the positive response to my new arrangement with Font Bros. It’s getting me a wider audience for my work. I appreciate those who’ve followed and supported my work for almost 10 years now. So many have asked that I provide easier shopping or encouraged me to charge more for commercial fonts. And I’m happy to be able to continue to offer free and $5 fonts as well.

Thanks again,
Harold Lohner

boardman's picture

I agree that Harold's work is under-appreciated. I knew Harold when I lived and worked in Troy, New York. He's a wonderful person, a fantastic printmaker, and an excellent curator as well.

Miss Tiffany's picture

You can also view his fonts at Font Bros. He does have some fun display typefaces, that is for sure. I think my favorite is Ben's Gothic, with Graceful Ghost following.

fredo's picture

Sorry to be completely OT, but for how long has that been Wardle de Sousa, Mrs Tiffany?
Surely this cannot be considered a non-typographical event? Or have I missed out completely (most likely...)?

Miss Tiffany's picture

Hehe. Umm, yeah it happened in June. I didn't want to make a big deal of it.

fredo's picture

OK, Congratulations anyway!

Miss Tiffany's picture

Thanks, Fredrik. :) See you next week.

James Arboghast's picture

Thanks for sharing Jackie. I love Harold's work too; I've enjoyed a friendship with him by correspondence since 2003. Some time in the first half of 2008 I plan to publish an interview with Harold about his font work, since he is so underappreciated. Hoping to reverse that I will post a news release here at Typophile and on Fontlover.com when the interview goes online. It will be the third installment in my "A conversation with..." series.


j a m e s

Jackie Frant's picture

Thanks James.

I look forward to the interview -- if you need a proofreader/editor - holler :-)

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