Springmarch

a typeface by Feòrag NicBhrìde

Springmarch is an original typeface inspired by a sample of a font called “Lyric” spotted in a 19th century type specimen book. It’s not a re-creation of it, the original was much spikier. This development takes it from Goth to Steampunk. “Springmarch” is taken from the words chosen by the typesetter of the specimen book.

The character set of 671 glyphs includes support for virtually every language which can be written in Latin script. It includes a selection of ligatures. These characters can be accessed by either choosing an appropriate keyboard layout in the International preferences panel, or via the Special Characters.../Glyphs menu option (the name seems to vary depending on the application).

The image below gives a sample of some of the characters included in the font:
[Springmarch Sample]

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.

SIL Open Font License This typeface is licensed under the SIL Open Font License 1.1

While the font is free for you to use and adapt, with very few conditions attached, if you do use it and enjoy it, a small donation would be appreciated. Any money so received will be ring-fenced for spending on font software, books etc. Copies of anything on which it's used would be nice, too.

Download OTF version 1.1 [Zip 585 Kb]
Download TTF version 1.1 [Zip 591 Kb]