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5b. Soane Sans U&lc - Type Specimen

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Soane Sans U&lc - Type Specimen

Photograph: Jon Melton,

2 of 2 Research Type specimens

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

The Soane Sans lower-case were derived from the 'soanean' inscriptional capitals found on the Gate-house Lodges at Langley Park in Norfolk - from what is likely the earliest surviving extant example of a Soane serif-less inscription. Their distinctive bold modelling has been utilised in extending the full character set of the 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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