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Carrig Italic

The Next Chapter

This typeface is part of The Monotype Library.

Release Date April 2015
Classification Antiqua
No. of Fonts 2
Weights & Styles Display & Text
Alternates 4
Ligatures 5
Small Caps None
Petite Caps None
No. of Glyphs 410
European Language Support Yes (Latin only)


ABOUT Carrig Italic

Carrig Italic is, surprise, surprise, the italicised version of Carrig Roman.

It would have been quite easy just to produce an oblique version of the roman weight, but no, I like a challenge and I drew a new, full set of lowercase characters that would complement the original type design.

I have to say that drawing an italicised character set was much more demanding than creating the Roman letterforms. It has taken much longer than I had anticipated because of the meticulous process that creating a typeface is. No doubt I will make further improvements over time, but for now, I am happy to step back from it and launch Carrig Italic to the world.


The history of this typeface is explained in full here – Carrig Rough. I now have the type design bug and I’m working on extending the Carrig family.

“Carrig Italic” is an italicised version of Carrig Roman. I have styled each character to complement their roman brothers. One major thing I learned throughout the (seemingly endless) hours spent creating this typeface is that each letterform has to be considered individually, the weight of the ascenders and descenders, each serif, each curve and loop cannot be created in a uniform way and retain the overall personality. Obviously, you have to start that way to get the alphabet in place, but each letter was then individually modified to suit the relationship with their family members. Hopefully, you can see the love and attention to detail that has gone into this project and you may see the result is a pleasing and usable typeface that has its roots in tradition but is at home in “the now”.

I hope you like my creation and maybe I can tempt you to purchase it for an upcoming design project of your own?


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