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Eponymous

An Egyptian-style typeface with chunky, scalloped serifs.

“Eponymous” is a chunky Clarendon serif that’s packed with ball terminals and oozes retro vibes.

As with all of my typeface designs, I am creating fonts that I would use myself for branding purposes—typefaces with style and purpose that are intended for use in creating logos and distinctive branding typography. I have always loved slab serif type and have often offered logo design options to my clients created with New Century Schoolbook or Clarendon, but more often than not, those designs were never chosen. Undeterred, I am trusting my own judgement and have created Eponymous to fulfil a yearning for a versatile, stylish and contemporary slab face. A key design characteristic is the implementation of scalloped serifs which, to me, imbues the font with a distinctive personality.

Release Date March 2016
Classification Clarendon Serif
No. of Fonts 10
Weights & Styles Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black in Roman & Italic
Alternates 15 (roman), 22 (italic)
Ligatures 5
Small Caps Yes
Petite Caps None
No. of Glyphs 600+
European Language Support Yes (no Cyrillic)

Make use of the Open Type features that are part of Eponymous. For a start, you can implement some stylistic alternates, so, if the main characters don’t quite suit your concept, try activating Stylistic Set 1. There are alternate characters for:

Regular: C/D/G/J/K/O/R/ a/c/g/j/r/t/y/&
Italic: C/D/G/J/K/O/R/ c/f/j/r/t/v/w/x/y/ ff/ffi/ffl/fi/fl/&

There’s also a full set of small caps included, the small caps harmonise with the regular lowercase character set. You can mix and match these characters with regular lowercase to create some interesting unicase typography.

Of course, all characters have complementing diacritics, enabling multi-language support.

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Eponymous – A Chunky, Scalloped Slab Serif

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