Monday, August 8

A Curated Gallery of Smashing Fonts for Creative Designers

38,691 Premium Fonts

«Back ·

HWT Van Lanen Font Download

HWT Van Lanen font preview Previous: Brinar Font Next: Bulo Rounded Font
HWT Van Lanen downloadDesigner: Matthew Carter
Publisher: Hamilton Wood Type Foundry
HWT Van Lanen was designed by Matthew Carter and published by Hamilton Wood Type Foundry. HWT Van Lanen contains 2 styles and family package options.  

In 2002 Matthew Carter was commissioned to create a new design to be cut in wood by the then nascent Hamilton Wood Type Museum. This was significant in that this was the one format for which Carter had not yet designed type. The new design emerged as a two-part chromatic type to be cut specifically in wood. Originally called Carter Latin, the font was renamed Van Lanen after one of the Museum's founders. The first cutting and printing of the type took place in late 2009 and although it has been available through the Museum, contemporary wood-type production is expensive and few have acquired this font in wood.

The digital version of the pair of Van Lanen fonts is now available. The design recalls Antique Latin wood type, but with a refined sensibility and intentional quirks (like the sideways ampersand). It is a wonderful addition to Carter's oeuvre, and to the ongoing history of wood type.

Font Family:
· HWT Van Lanen
· HWT Van Lanen Streamer

Tags: chromatic, decorative, engraving, hamilton, matthew carter, serif, wedge serif, wood type

HWT Van Lanen Font Preview

Back to the top