London Town

a typeface by Feòrag

London Town is inspired by the lettering on an 1883 illustrated children's book called London Town. a scanned copy can be found at the United States Library of Congress. The style is rather progressive for its time, with no serifs. While the capitals are quite fancy, the lower case could've been designed 50 years later.

This typeface has over 400 glyphs which hopefully includes all of those required to write those European languages which use Latin script. If you do not have the appropriate keyboard driver installed, special characters can be found using the Glyphs/Special Characters menu item in most MacOS X applications. A number of alternative styles can be found in the Private Use Space—these are accessed in the same way.

The image below gives a sample of some of the characters included in the font:

The typeface comes in two 'flavours'. The OTF version is PostScript-flavoured OpenType; the TTF is TrueType-flavoured OpenType. Both should work on MacOS X, Linux and Windows systems. If you use MacOS 8 or 9, only the OTF version will work on these systems. If you have a PostScript printer, you should also choose the OTF version.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Note that the license includes the provision Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. You already have my permission to use this font for commercial purposes, such as in a magazine or advertising, and do not need to ask (though a copy of whatever you used it for would be nice). There is also no need to credit me when using the typeface in this way. If you wish to redistribute this font commercially, including on a website with paid-for advertising, you must still get my permission to do so and you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.

Download OTF version 1.0 [Zip 64 Kb]
Download TTF version 1.0 [Zip 104 Kb]