An Egyptian-style typeface with chunky, scalloped serifs.
This typeface is part of The Monotype Library.
|Release Date||March 2016 (v1)
April 2021 (v2)
|No. of Fonts||10|
|Weights & Styles||Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black
in Roman & Italic
|Alternates||15 (roman), 22 (italic)|
|No. of Glyphs||650+|
|European Language Support||Yes (Latin only)|
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.
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.
Eponymous (v2) was redrawn and re-spaced to a higher standard in April 2021. Its character set was extended to cover ALL Latin European languages.
You can purchase a licence to use this typeface from Monotype resellers:
You can also use this typeface with a Monotype Fonts subscription: