Frieze font is a brand new Serif typeface designed by very interesting type duo – Michael Harvey (famous for his work for Adobe and Monotype and fonts like Moonglow, Strayhorn, Mezz and Andreas) and Andy Benedek (metallurgist by qualification and type lover by nature with lots of achievements in custom fonts, corporate and brand identity, etc.) Its source of inspiration is a real frieze in RAF Chapel in Westminster Abbey which Michael Harvey was commissioned to design and create.
Developed in 3 classic weights it features very sharp and crisp look with very large and masculine serifs which in some aspects remind of strong lapidary serifs. Very original and with solid presence Frieze is designed with wide open apertures and increased x-height which makes it very easy to read both when used on screen or printed. Additionally due to the large serifs which create illusion of two horizontal lines longer strings of letters create authentic feeling for frieze which is probably closely related with the name of the family. It is also great to find that each weight comes with corresponding italics which are simply amazing – elegant, sharp and with precisely semi-condensed geometry they become perfect complement to the upright weights.
Solid, strong and majestic, Frieze is perfect for monumental texts, classic signboards, headlines and logos.
Frieze font is published by Fine Fonts in 2014. Check the links and have close look at their amazing font collection.
Supported languages: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Designers: Michael Harvey, Andy Benedek
Publisher: Fine Fonts