Fonts with "Co" ligatures

Guerella's picture

After viewing the thread about Lubalin Graph's Ligatures and alternates.
I started wondering if there are any other typefaces out there that have built a "Co" ligature.

My 5 year old son Connor has been writing his name with the "o" inside the "C" ever since he learned to write his name. We never showed him to do this, but he does it every time. I think it's cool that he has chosen to do this and am very thankful that his teacher hasn't decided to "correct" it.

Nick Shinn's picture

designer genes?

Guerella's picture

I hope so. :)

Si_Daniels's picture

>My 5 year old son Connor has been writing his name with the “o” inside the “C” ever since he learned to write his name.

Do you live near a tire shop?

Reed Reibstein's picture

Imperium has it, and I believe that Kartago does, too, though I can't be sure from MyFonts.

Michel Boyer's picture

Here is Kartago's character map, with the ligature.

Bleisetzer's picture

@ Guerella

I am sure, its a typical (typocal) kind of merchandizing gene. From 1900 up to 1930 we find lots of ligatures like "Co." and "Cie." (both: Compagnie) in Germany.

May be, Connor has german roots?

This example is from
Ludwig & Mayer, Frankfurt am Main
Erstguß 1926
Eduard Lautenbach


writingdesigning's picture

That's an interesting observations. We might have had a lot more Co ligatures if the nature of business hadn't changed so much.

In place of the old mercantile organizations that presented themselves as grand and solid, we have companies promoting cute and cuddly brands today (Think Unilever)

Btw, Connor might also have been influenced by this:


Florian Hardwig's picture

There are also a lot of lovely ligatures in Viceroy (custom) by Andrea Tinnes & Verena Gerlach.

Bleisetzer's picture

This is Anker-Romanisch from Schelter & Giesecke, 1908
So we can see: 100 years ago the typograpists already
developed phantastic ligatures.


adnix's picture

I think Estilo or Estilo Script has a CO ligature.

That Anker-Romanisch is sweet!


Si_Daniels's picture

You would have thought Mantina would have one, it has a CI

Cheers, Si

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Actually Mantinia simulates ligatures just the way the letters fit... It looks close

mark eikema's picture

I believe the Avant Garde has this as well in some editions.

FeeltheKern's picture

Dalliance Ligatures has an "&Co." character

piccic's picture

I'm tracking this…

Jackson's picture

You're tracking a three year old thread?

ATF's Boston Script has an &Co. character as well.

piccic's picture


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