This typeface isn’t quite finished yet. If you license it now, you’ll get free updates as we continue development, including the final versions if and when they’re released. Read more about fonts in progress.
A variable font includes multiple styles of a typeface within a single size-efficient file, along one or more axes (like weight or optical size), affording granular stylistic variation between design extremes. Learn more about our variable fonts.
Mannered, funky, decorative, and stately: our typeface Lyric sings in a surprisingly broad range. The included variable font gives you control to find the sweet spot anywhere in between its six weights and three widths. You may have seen this one before—it has already been used beautifully for several restaurant identities, book designs, and packaging systems. Jesse started Lyric early in his career, and he has finally picked it up again with an eye toward finishing it.
Lyric is a synthesis of a variety of historical sources, updated for contemporary use. Spiral-curled loops in place of ball terminals; delicate long serifs, swollen with bracketing; bowed crossbars on A and H; the stately proportions of inscriptional capitals: toward the end of the 19th Century, several competing foundries offered designs featuring these elements. Variations on the theme were manufactured by Bruce’s Type Foundry, MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan, Cincinnati Type Foundry, and Stephenson Blake. With names like “Runic” and “Celtic,” these types appealed to the popular appetite for semblances of exoticism and scholarship.
Lyric is in active development at version 0.1. Future updates will include:
- Overall design refinement
- Improved kerning
- Extended character set for Italics
If the typeface is currently missing something you need, please contact us. We may already have in the works, or we may be able to fast-track it for you.