Andron English - now a family!

Andreas Stötzner's picture

The rather peculiar Andron 2 English renders itself increasingly popular recently, especially among British designers.

I take the great pleasure to announce that Andron 2 English Regular now has got most welcome kinship: matching Italics and Semibold fonts. So the possibilities of fancy typography with Andron English – become three times as great and funny!

Andron 2 English Italic and Andron English 2 Semibold feature the usual classic and acknowledged original Andron feeling, yet provide the same specific glyph varieties known from Andron 2 English Regular.

All three fonts have entirely matching glyph sets. However: the Italics come with some very special extra: a set of 48 beautiful typographic ornaments.

On request I provide a 2-page specimen PDF (ca. 1,7MB) per Mail.

For all orders placed until 31 December (directly to me) I offer special introduction prices (you’ll save 25% and more from the usual MyFonts prices).
At MyFonts the two new fonts will be available by beginning of the new year.

Té Rowan's picture

Major cool.

Nick Shinn's picture

Ye Olde Andron: the italic long s is wrong—it should have no crossbar spur—or is this all part of the mockery?

Andreas Stötzner's picture

it’s no crossbar spur, it’s an onset (Starting point in writing).

What do you mean by mockery –?

Nick Shinn's picture

I could be wrong, but isn't an onset rather unusual in traditional italic long s's?


Mock Tudor

J Weltin's picture

Horrible, the mock Tudor i mean! We’ve got some mock Tuscany houses around …

Andreas Stötzner's picture

Mock Tudor

– If it would be a friend’s house, you would refuse then to step in?

Nick Shinn's picture

The use in English of the word “mock” as an adjective to describe an imitation is somewhat like that of the French loan-word “faux”, not quite so scathing as the way “mock” is used as a verb.

Mock turtle soup is an English soup that was created in the mid-18th century as a cheaper imitation of green turtle soup. It often uses brains and organ meats ... [wiki description].

Lewis Carroll created the Mock Turtle character for Alice in Wonderland: the humour is implicit.
(George Lois did something similar in the 1960s, inventing the Nauga beast as the origin of Naugahyde, for a vinyl furniture product.

In the early 20th century, a postmodern housing style incorporating elements of Elizabethan (16th century) architecture was applied to houses and apartment buildings (blocks of flats) in the Anglosphere. This was down-market, and was satirized by the intelligensia as “Tudorbethan” (Poet Laureate John Betjamin’s neologism of Tudor and Elizabethan), or “Mock Tudor”—playing on the typographic similarities between Mock Turtle and Mock Tudor (homotypy?)

I’m not surprised that Andron English, so cleverly evoking Merrie England, is a hit in the UK—a tip of my (Robin Hood) hat to you, Andreas!

Té Rowan's picture

Merrie England... isn't that where the gentle Avon flows?

Andreas Stötzner's picture

Cheers, Mr. Shinn! (Like to meet you wearing that hat one day :-)

… evoking merrie England

well, perhaps it’s that. Would be nice to replace all the capitals by blackletter glyphs though, and see what they would then make of it.

B.t.w., the initial idea of this kind of font was actually an evocation of *merrie Deutschland* (combined with other capitals) ... hope they dont’t feel out-fritzed now I made this confession ;-)

hrant's picture

That long-s is not unusual. In fact small lefthand bars can actually be found
in a number of [entirely non-calligraphic] 18th century French designs (and
their revivals), most notably on the "el".

hhp

karlmedlicott's picture

Having mentioned the initial idea, shall you complete the family, and also give us the other capitals in Andron 2 Deutsch?

K.

karlmedlicott's picture

... ?

K.

karlmedlicott's picture

Are these capitals the roman form of your new italic?
They aren't like those of Andron 2 Deutsch.

K.

Andreas Stötzner's picture

No, these capitals are something different. I draw some inspiration from the $, £ and € glyphs present in every font, forming some kind of its own.

karlmedlicott's picture

... & somewhat "Frakturisch*" they are!
... but I must say, I was surprised.

K.

* Is there such a word?

Andreas Stötzner's picture

– somewhere in the mist between Scriptive and Fractive*. I used to explore that before.

* is there such a word?

;-)

karlmedlicott's picture

"Mock Tudor"? NO!
... so, if an architectural metaphor were wanting
(& I'm thinking of THE NATURE OF GOTHIC,
written by John Ruskin, & printed by William Morris at his Kelmscott Press) ...


RED HOUSE.

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