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The Blackletter Collection

This typeface is part of The Monotype Library.

Release Date August 2019
Classification Blackletter
No. of Fonts 15
Weights & Styles
  • 5 Weights
  • 3 Styles – Black, Dark, and Grey
No. of Glyphs 250+
European Language Support Western European – Latin Only
ABOUT Quorthon

I have been working on several blackletter designs over the last few years. I had collected a few sketched ideas and some abandoned “work in progress” font files which finally came together as a project – and they are now complete and available collectively as Quorthon.

Quorthon is a collection of blackletter style fonts in 3 distinct voices – Black, Dark, and Grey. Each style has a more contemporary feel than the centuries-old blackletter standard, the capitals in particular were drawn to aid legibility in today’s world rather than to follow tradition. All the fonts contain a number of alternates that will help you embellish your typography – when used subtly, they can add flair to your titles and logo designs.

BLACK is the most severe of the three styles, its lowercase forms were inspired by text I discovered on a marble tomb in a remote countryside church in England. The aggressive barbs and spurs give these fonts an imposing stature, ideal for branding, advertising and logotype, where a forceful message is required.

DARK is a little more subtle, while retaining a barbed style, more contemporary serifs are present. The highly-contrasted, calligraphic glyphs are full of character and subtle nuances that give these fonts a unique personality. Again, these fonts are perfect for branding, advertising and logotype designs… and maybe even a tattoo? 

GREY is the softest of all the Quorthon styles, its minimal design and clean, straight lines make it ideal for creating stunning titles and headlines. It evokes the past with its blackletter pedigree, yet is imbued with a modern architectural influence.



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