Archer & Chronicle

I bought two typefaces today and am super excited to start using them in my work!
From H&FJ I bought Archer and Chronicle. I’ve been looking for typefaces like these for awhile and am so excited to start using them.

Here are some examples of Archer:

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And here are some examples of Chronicle:

Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 9.13.53 AM Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 9.14.01 AM Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 9.14.08 AM Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 9.14.20 AM Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 9.14.36 AMArcher is a slab serif which is personable, straightforward, and credible, yet also pretty, hard-working, and frank. To make the typeface frank — direct, but not brusque — H&FJ introduced subtle cues from the world of typewriter faces, which combine the ordinariness of Antiques with the modern practicality of Geometrics. They restored the vanished ‘ball terminals’ to the lowercase, and uncharacteristically applied these gestures to the capitals as well, in order to yield a font that’s friendly without being silly, and attractive without being flashy. The result is a typeface that’s well-mannered, easy to work with, and inviting to read.

Chronicle is considered a “blended Scotch” style typeface which comes from the transitional style typefaces such as Caslon and Baskerville originating from the end of the 18th century with Scottish typefounders. This is a gutsy and smart typeface style that originated with newspapers and H&FJ has revised it with a variety of grades so the designer can adapt the typeface to whatever kind of printing is needed whether it is a pulpy paper or something more high end.

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