CANADA TYPE SPECIMENS

BY PATRICK GRIFFIN

Salden

Salden was designed as a tribute to Dutch designer Helmut Salden, whose cover designs influenced lettering and book designers in the Netherlands throughout the 20th century. Although Salden never created a complete font, the drawings and typographic materials found in his archives (provided by Museum Meermanno in The Hague) were rich with source materials from which Canada Type’s designers were able to draw. The result is a set of typefaces that ‘covers the gamut of Salden’s lettering talents’ from ‘his untamed, chunky flare/sans serif in two widths’ to ‘his one-of-a-kind scripty upright italic lowercase shapes’.

Salden contains:

  • 6 fonts containing 597 to 976 glyphs
  • Pan-European glyph sets
  • some form alternates for Cyrillic and Greek sets

Some fonts also contain:

  • small caps
  • ligatures
  • alternates
  • lining and oldstyle figures

Purchase Salden at Canada Type.

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The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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