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Faded Grandeur

An All Caps Display Typeface

Release Date September 2015
Classification Trajan Serif
No. of Fonts 4
Weights & Styles Thin, Light, Regular & Bold
Alternates 54
Ligatures None
Small Caps Yes
Petite Caps None
No. of Glyphs 350
European Language Support Central European (Latin)


ABOUT Faded Grandeur

Faded Grandeur is a distinctive, elegant display type family. It is comprised of four all caps fonts and has been inspired by stone engravings that have withered and decayed over time. Evoking a sense of a bygone era and historic decay, these fonts have been designed for titling and headline purposes, with ideal placement on book covers, for movie titles and wedding stationery.

These fonts were originally drawn at the same time as I first created Carrig in 1998. After many years of sitting dormant, I’ve finally redrawn them and added new Open Type features. Faded Grandeur features an alternate stylistic set which has a more quirky feel to it than the standard characters. This will help you to create some very distinctive designs of your own.

Faded Grandeur attempts to capture a sense of a bygone era, more specifically, the feeling of how the passage of time has decayed the grandiose and frivolous extravagances of the aristocracy. It’s kind of hard to describe, but if you’ve ever visited a stately home in a state of disrepair, you might have some understanding of what inspired this typeface.