Isbellium is a
sans serif version of Dick Isbells Americana type, the last type
cut in metal by the American Type Founders Co. (ATF). Isbells
Americana has a wide stance with a great deal of elegance and Isbellium
tries to hang on to that elegance. This is more difficult to achieve
in a sans serif than a serif type. It has some of the flair of the serif
but with a quieter voice and a polite authority.
Isbellium is a display face and the Roman and Italique come in five weights: Regular, Medium, Demi Bold, Bold and Extra Bold. Small caps versions for each weight are also in progress.
No Bodoni Typography, the Spurius Press and Thompson Design are trademarks and projects of George Everet Thompson.