The Underwood1913 font by Gilles Le Corre is a striking typeface that vividly captures the essence and nostalgic charm of early 20th-century typewriting. Inspired by the Underwood No. 5 typewriter, which was among the most popular typewriters around 1913, this font meticulously replicates the idiosyncrasies and irregularities that were inherent to the mechanical typing of that era. What sets Underwood1913 apart is its ability to transport users back in time, offering a tactile sense of history and authenticity that is both rare and captivating in digital typography.
Designed with a keen eye for detail, the Underwood1913 font features unevenly inked characters and a slightly erratic baseline, mimicking the imperfections that resulted from the physical impact of typewriter keys on paper. Each letterform in the font appears worn and distinctive, suggesting the variations in pressure and alignment that typists would often encounter. This level of detail extends to the inclusion of classic typewriter quirks, such as the overstriking of letters to correct typos, further enhancing the font's vintage appeal and realism.
Available in various weights, the Underwood1913 offers versatility for modern applications, ranging from creative design projects to distinctive branding elements. Its rough, textured appearance makes it particularly suitable for projects that require a touch of retro sophistication or an air of literary nostalgia. Whether used in headers, body text, or as part of a logo, the Underwood1913 font by Gilles Le Corre stands out for its ability to blend historical authenticity with contemporary design sensibilities, making it a beloved choice among designers seeking to evoke the warmth and character of early 20th-century typewriting in their work.
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131 glyphs, 2 kerning pairs
© Gilles Le Corre 2008. Macromedia Fontographer 4.1.4 Underwood1913 Normal. Underwood1913 Normal. Macromedia Fontographer 4.1.4 19/02/08. Underwood1913Normal
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