modern alternative for Clarendon

serviceforthepeople's picture

anyone know any modern font that is similar to Clarendon?

tried lubalin graph, looking for something more round


Chris Keegan's picture

I would recommend Jubilat, it has 3 different "forms" for some of the characters, and definitely has a Clarendon flavor.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

PMN Caecilia,

Fits the spec.

. . .
Bert Vanderveen BNO

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Parry from OpenType is very nice.

But my most favorite Clarendon face is Ionic by Matthew Carter.

Kerned to perfection!!!

Mikey :-)

PS... the lowercase a is my favorite

Stephen Coles's picture

> more round

Can you be more specific?

Core0's picture

Including Italic versions and Bold variations, Belizio from FontBureau is probably the closest and most complete alternative to Clarendon.

flooce's picture

The new Cassia by Hoftype is a “classical” slab serif with a softer touch to it. It is more a play on the genre, as a strict substitute however.

Arjun's picture

I agree with Stephen, Eames Century Modern.

Chronicle from H&FJ also might not be a bad typeface.

Celeste's picture

@ SuperUltraFabulous
Speaking of Carter’s Ionic, where is it possible to purchase it ?

Grot Esqué's picture

If “round” means less rigid or playful, then Farao,

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Hello Celeste:

If would like to purchase Mathew Carter’s Ionic, contact Cherie Cone at

Mike :-)

Trevor Baum's picture

I'd like to second the suggestions of Eames Century Modern and HFJ Sentinel.

PabloImpallari's picture

@looking for something more round
Craw Claredon

hrant's picture

Don't forget Egyptian 505.


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