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Albrecht historical font

Albrecht historical font

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This font, based on work by the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, is an ornate blackletter suitable for formal titles, inscriptions, and even entire texts in some cases. It contains a complete character set, including a Euro symbol, and has both Regular and Bold versions.

The uppercase letters of this blackletter font are derived from the prayer book of Albrecht Dürer, dating to the early 16th century. Unfortunately, the lowercase was such an extreme blackletter as to be almost unreadable; another example, from anonymous texts, has been used in their place. The numerals, which will probably be replaced in the future, are from the font Asea by George Douros.

This font is excellent for all sorts of handouts in any fantasy, and possibly horror, game because of its historical character. It also works nicely for labels on covers for gaming books!

Be cautious about using all-caps text, as it can be very difficult to read with letters as ornate as the capitals of Albrecht; mixed case is generally more visually blanaced.

note: I am still not satisfied with the kerning in Albrecht, so there will probably be an updated version in the future; check your DTRPG Library periodically to see if that update is available.

FONT LICENSE INFORMATION: Wintertree fonts are licensed as ordinary commerical fonts. This means you can install the font on your computer to use with programs such as word processors, design tools and similar applications, and use it for creation of print or PDF documents, images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, etc.) and logos. In other words, you can use the Wintertree fonts to make things with and sell the things you make, but you can't sell the font itself in any way, or use it as a web font (@font-face). Credit is gratefully appreciated but not required.

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File Last Updated:
December 04, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on November 21, 2017.