A Hand-drawn All Caps Display Typeface
|Release Date||December 2014|
|Classification||Hand-drawn Trajan Serif|
|No. of Fonts||2|
|Weights & Styles||Regular & Bold|
|No. of Glyphs||359|
|European Language Support||Yes (Latin only)|
Inspired by classic letterforms that have been carved into stone and then weathered by time. “Carrig” is the Irish word for “rock” and this typeface started life in 1998 when I created an identity for a hotel in Co. Kerry, Ireland. 16 years later, I’ve finally got around to completing the full typeface and am proud to release it for sale.
Carrig was originally hand-drawn and is therefore a deliberately irregular typeface. It came to life when I discovered an example of a beautiful Roman typeface in an old calligraphy workbook. I had been researching old typography for an identity I was designing for a picturesque and tranquil lakeside hotel. I had been leaning towards using Baskerville, Garamond or even Trajan for the logotype, but there was something about the hand-drawn look that made it more personal and authentic. I felt it would be worth the effort to create a digital version to use in my designs.
So I attempted to copy it by hand and then began the process of interpreting my drawings in Macromedia Fontographer (anyone remember that app?) to create a working font. I managed to get a basic character set together and the identity was created and very well received by the client. But since then, ‘Carrig’ was pretty much forgotten. Awwww…
Until recently, when I suddenly found the inspiration to resurrect the project and breathe new life into it. Having purchased the wonderful Glyphs app, I rolled my sleeves up and set about creating the complete typeface you see here.