- Font Name
- Keystoned Font
- Font Family
- v.1.2, Copyright (c) 19952002 TypeArt(R) Foundry Inc. All Rights Reserved. This TypeArt(R) font was designed by Lloyd Springer. "TypeArt" is a registered trademark of the TypeArt Foundry Inc. "Keystoned" is a trademark of the TypeArt Foundry Inc.
- The original scans for these letterforms were taken from the actual imprints made by the typewriter of the designer's Grandmother. Although not originally intended as a stand alone font family, it can look quite effective for certain forms of "grunge" typesetting (especially at larger sizes). It is a typewriter font that is completely stoned. Unfortunately, Grandmother would not approve.
Keystoned™ was originally designed to be a companion type family for Writing Machine™, providing alternative characters which have more severe flaws in the imprint made by the typewriter keys. It also serves as a great companion to our Dear John™ family.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USE
To help you get the most out of Keystoned™, here are a few suggestions for using the fonts:
(a) When setting this font at smaller point sizes, you will find that the regular version is much more pleasing to read. The bold version does not look particularly good at small point sizes, especially when printing on low resolution printing devices.
b) When using this font at larger point sizes for headlines and for reversed type with drop shadow effects, you will find that the bold version is more distinctive, although the Regular version also looks great as display type.
c) By alternating characters from the Regular and the Bold fonts you can achieve some interesting effects. You can do this for duplicate characters that appear in the same words, or you can do a full search and replace for particular characters using your layout software. The alternation between the Regular and Bold fonts further enhances the grunge effect. Also note that some of the accent vowel characters are different from their root characters, and can be used as alternates by masking the accents.
d) To further create interesting effects with this font, you might try alternating the upper and lowercase characters. Replacing the uppercase vowels with lowercase characters can look particularly effective.
e) Setting text in all uppercase letters looks fabulous for headlines and short blocks of text, however, larger blocks of text tend to look better when set in upper and lower case.
Writing Machine™ and Keystoned™ families both have 241 printable characters per font (almost all of them unique from font to font). These characters include 6 fraction characters, some taken from the original typewriter keys. For PC users, these fractions can be accessed by using the following keyboard commands:
one half = alt-0189
one quarter = alt-0188
three quarters = alt-0190
one superior = alt-0185
two superior = alt-0178
three superior = alt-0179
Because North American Mac users cannot access these special characters without the using special software, an extra font called Writing Machine(TM) Fractions is included with both the Mac Type 1 and Mac Truetype Writing Machine™ family. The font contains all of the different fractions contained in the other Writing Machine™ fonts, PLUS the ones from Keystoned™. Twenty extra fractions (ten versions of "one third" & "two thirds") have also been included in the set. Writing Machine™ Fractions does NOT ship with Keystoned™.
FULL CHARACTER SET
Each font in the Keystoned™ family has a full character set of 241 letterforms, with all characters designed in the style of the font.
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- Oct 05, 2012
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