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5a. Soane Sans Caps - Type Specimen

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Soane Sans Caps - Type Specimen

Photograph: Jon Melton

1 of 2 Research Type Specimens

(Type specimens are defined as typographic designs that showcase a typeface design, its context and use.)

The Soane Sans Capitals were revived from observed drawings and photographs of Soane's Gate-house Lodges at Langley Park in Norfolk - from what is likely the earliest surviving extant example of a serif-less Soane inscription. Their distinctive bold modelling and subtle curl to the ‘J’ which respects the classical Latin alphabet 'I' - have initiated the design of the full font ETRVSCA Sans.

The research and development of Soane Sans was presented and explained at ATypI18 Antwerp in September 2018, and was submitted within a Portfolio to the REF21. 

Research Question(s): How will engaging in practice-based research inform the development of a new primal sans typeface, lead to new insights into the context of the serif-less letterforms of the eighteenth-century?



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