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Charles Wright font family – the power of the metal press

Charles Wright font
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Charles Wright font family is a display sans-serif that recreates the lettering style of the British vehicle license plates.

It is named after Charles Wright junior – the owner of the sheet metal pressing plant that used to press the registration plates back in the 1930’s. He is most likely the person that commissioned the design of the typeface that was used for the task. Later, in the beginning of the 21st century, a version named “Charles Wright 2001” was made mandatory for use on the British plates.

The modern font family that we present now masterfully recreates the industrial appearance of the original. It somehow reminds us of the power of the letterpress and the great results that could be achieved by using it. However, the contemporary version was carefully designed in order to perform equally well on paper too. This was done by adding some nuances and adapting many details – more contrast, rounded shapes that are not as square, more open and clearer glyphs, etc. It makes it suitable for far more applications than simply vehicle plates and signage. The possible range of usage of the typeface is made far greater by the fact that Charles Wright family consists of 9 fonts. Of course, it offers a standard Bold version, based on “2001”. It also features previously unreleased Medium and Regular weights, as well as 3 Obliques. Also, there are 3 more interesting fonts, designed especially for the plate makers – Motorcycle, with lighter, smaller lettering, 1935 – a version of the original, and Bold Caps with unkerned numerals and uppercase letters.

Charles Wright font family is released by the Manchester based K-Type foundry. Founded by the designer and mail artist Keith Bates it offers a wide range of very reliable typefaces.

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Supported languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh

Publisher: K-Type

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