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A Slight Flair Uberweight Display
Bugleboy began as a digitization of a film typeface from LetterGraphics in the early 70’s known as “Wood Grotesk”. The original specimen included standard Capitals, Lowercase, Numerals and minimal Punctuation…truly a bare bones character set, previous only available on film and only in an upright stance.
This typestyle was begging to be revived and messed with, so we decided to add heavy swash alternates for the Capitals, and Stylistic Alternates to allow for a Unicase look. But while the slight serif styling on the top left of many forms wasn’t obtrusive, we decided to chop them off and fashion up a “Sans” version of the font as well. While the Sans style doesn’t have Swashes, it does still have Stylistic Alternate Unicase forms. Then to round it all out nicely, we thought the regular (serif) style could use an italic, and the sans style could use an oblique.
We’ve fleshed out the Bugleboy typefaces to include a full standard character set, an extended international set, and the variety of alternate character styles described above.
See the 5th graphic for a comprehensive character map preview.
The Bugleboy Family comes with a variety of opentype features including:
- Standard fi and fl ligatures
- Stylistic Alternates Letterforms: Creating a Unicase vibe when typing ALL-CAPS.
- Swash Alternates: for Capitals in the Regular (not Sans) styles
- Full set of Inferiors and Superiors for limitless fractions.
Approx. 564 Character Glyph Set (Regular), approx. 447 in Sans styles: Bugleboy comes with a glyphset that includes standard & punctuation, international language support, and additional opentype features.