Workhorse font is a team project between master sign-painter Greg Reid and Charles Borges de Oliveira (check Fontmatter’s Interview with him). His hot new release is a remarkable example of perfect incorporation between the beauty and originality of hand lettering and… the classic Gothic typefaces. Yes, Gothic – Workhorse is not just an ordinary one with stiff mechanically engineered letterforms where geometry dominates over the design. This one is different – it is related with geometry and simplicity but it is also deeply influenced by the talent of its creators and the beauty of their skilled hands transforming every single detail, even the tiniest one, into piece of art. Take look at Workhorse from 2 meters at 24 points – what you see? Gothic letters and… there is something different? Now Take a closer look and see the attention implemented in every angle, the overall sharpness and the perfection of every single curve. Though designed in only one weight this types has so much character, originality and charm that it could easily beat dozen families with multiweight design in its class.
It is fully OpenType compatible and allows you to customize your text by using a large set of contextual alternates for capitals and lowercase letters. Great to find Real Small Caps in Workhorse. They are not simply resized capitals but exclusively designed new set to match perfectly in size and contrast the existing letters. Charles & Greg did not stop here – following the modern trends and knowing every step from the past they developed an alternative style – the Workhorse Rough. It uses the same geometry of the classic letters but a custom textured has been applied over every glyph making this new font look worn out and eroded by time, winds and rust. Looking very authentic and attractive, the Workhorse Rough is a perfect addition to the original version.
Workhorse font is a timeless classic where geometry meets randomness of hand-made brush letter. Excellent for text and display, Workhorse will surely amaze you when used for vintage signboards, wine & spirits labels, food packaging, posters and logos. This font likes brave designers with right attitude to past had history – try Workhorse in arch banners, try it with large and visible overprints or shadows and outlines, even try it printed with maximum ink transfer on letterpress machine – the result will be always amazing. This timeless classic hides so much originality and character that it actually eliminates the need of using any other fonts around it. Perfect legibility and excellent performance when printed or used on screen. Workhorse is released with different licenses like desktop, webfont, apps, servers, eBooks, etc.
Workhorse font is published by Borges Lettering and is developing foundry’s tradition to create unique typefaces dominated by personal touch and handmade look. Follow the links and discover some of their amazing fonts released thru the past few years: Kodiak font, Desire font, Sarah Script font, LHF Chicago Script, Alpine Script font.
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
Designers: Greg Reid, Charles Borges de Oliveira
Publisher: Borges Lettering