AJ Quadrata

released 13 Feb 2020
Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Armenian

Unlike most existing Blackletter typefaces, AJ Quadrata does not imitate a historical Textura font, but rather the handwriting style that came before.

OpenType features make it possible for the letters to change form in context. The aim of AJ Quadrata is to reproduce the Textura Quadrata hand more faithfully than ever by utilizing the technological advance that happened since first Blackletter fonts were designed and crafted back in the 15th century.

AJ Quadrata is delivered as two fonts that differ with the default forms of some letters. AJ Quadrata Medieval sports an uncial H, an angular form of O, and an F with descender, forms that were prevalent in historial source texts. The default cut of the typeface replaces these with a roman H, an all-rounded O, and a short F, alternates that are more easy on the contemporary eye but still authentic to the style, though less common in the samples.

Both flavors of the typeface feature two versions of E: the round form is default for the Latin, but the angular was chosen for the Cyrillic to accomodate the Ukrainian language that also uses a separate letter Є.

Besides an accurate digitization of the Textura Hand, AJ Quadrata also includes an imitated Blackletter Cyrillic, Greek and Armenian.

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AJ Quadrata Bold

Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899, in a home built by Hemingway’s maternal grandparents.
Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899, in a home built by Hemingway’s maternal grandparents.

AJ Quadrata Medieval Bold

Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899, in a home built by Hemingway’s maternal grandparents.
Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899, in a home built by Hemingway’s maternal grandparents.

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