The new Declaration font set from P22 features two lettering fonts based on the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America.
A script font that features the look of classic 18th Century penmanship, with a slightly irregular edge, as found on documents made with ink quill pens on vellum or parchment.
The accompanying Blackletter font is also derived from the Declaration of Independence as it was used for emphasis and of course the famous document title itself.
A third font, which features the signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is also included.
Design: Richard Kegler, Terry Wüdenbachs, Paul Hunt
Publisher: P22 Type Foundry
Paul D. Hunt began his type design career at P22 Type Foundry, where he joined as an intern in winter 2004. He was subsequently hired on as a designer and font developer. At P22, Paul was able to explore the basics of lettering-based type design. There he also experimented with drawing non-Latin typeforms for Cyrillic and Greek, and even collaborated with Jim Rimmer on a font for Canadian syllabics. Of these designs, P22 Allyson was awarded the Honor Diploma for the Excellence in Type Design by ParaType in their Modern Cyrillic 2009 design competition. It was at P22 that Paul began to develop an appreciation for good, interesting text faces. Paul continued his journey in type at the University of Reading, UK. There he gained experience in drawing letterforms for setting text and furthered his exploration into non-Latin type design, focusing on Devanagari script. He completed his Masters work in spring 2008, for which he was awarded the distinction of Merit. Paul joined the Adobe type team in January 2009 as a typeface designer and font developer and continues to hone his skills in letter drawing and non-Latin type development.