Isbellium is a sans serif version of Dick Isbell’s Americana type, the last type cut in metal by the American Type Founders Co. (ATF). Isbell’s 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.