East Anglia is a distinctive font creation by Bill Roach, a designer who clearly has a nuanced understanding of typeface design and a keen eye for merging traditional influences with a contemporary flair. Developed as a nod to the historical and cultural richness of the East Anglia region in England, this font encapsulates the essence of the area’s heritage, architecture, and its storied past in a way that is both visually captivating and deeply evocative.
At first glance, East Anglia speaks with a voice that is both robust and elegant. The design of the letters incorporates a mix of classic and modern elements, making it versatile for a vast array of applications, from print to digital media. The serifs are thoughtfully crafted, balancing the fine line between being overly ornamental and strikingly simple, which lends the font a unique character that is sophisticated yet approachable.
One of East Anglia's defining features is how it conveys a sense of history through a contemporary lens. Whether used in the title of a historical novel, the branding for a craft brewery, or the signage for a boutique hotel, it has a way of adding depth and narrative to the words it forms. This is a testament to Bill Roach's skill in creating a font that is not just a collection of letters, but a storytelling tool in its own right.
Overall, East Anglia is a testament to the timeless beauty of well-crafted typography. Its ability to blend historical references with modern design principles makes it a go-to choice for designers looking to imbue their projects with character, elegance, and a hint of the mystique that surrounds the East Anglia region. Bill Roach has truly created a font that stands out for its ability to tell stories, evoke emotions, and add a layer of richness to any text it composes.
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East Anglia

East Anglia© Bill Roach. 2012. . East Anglia:Version 1.00. East Anglia. Version 1.00 May 2, 2012, initial release. EastAnglia-Regular. Renny Hybrid® Trademark of (your company).. Bill Roach. "East Anglia" is a revival of a Twelth Century manuscript hand that has been expanded and updated for contemporary use as a computer font. It was made from both hand drawn characters - and Public Domain character specimens of genuine medieval hand scribed glyphs. It is designed for both digital desktop publishing, and printed works.. http://www.yoursite.com/fontdesigner.html. Copyright (c) 2012, Bill Roach with Reserved Font Name "East Anglia" FFEBFBCED This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is copied below, and is also available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL ----------------------------------------------------------- SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007 ----------------------------------------------------------- PREAMBLE The goals of the Open Font License (OFL) are to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects, to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities, and to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others. The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, redistributed and/or sold with any software provided that any reserved names are not used by derivative works. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other type of license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the fonts or their derivatives. DEFINITIONS "Font Software" refers to the set of files released by the Copyright Holder(s) under this license and clearly marked as such. This may include source files, build scripts and documentation. "Reserved Font Name" refers to any names specified as such after the copyright statement(s). "Original Version" refers to the collection of Font Software components as distributed by the Copyright Holder(s). "Modified Version" refers to any derivative made by adding to, deleting, or substituting -- in part or in whole -- any of the components of the Original Version, by changing formats or by porting the Font Software to a new environment. "Author" refers to any designer, engineer, programmer, technical writer or other person who contributed to the Font Software. PERMISSION & CONDITIONS Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Font Software, to use, study, copy, merge, embed, modify, redistribute, and sell modified and unmodified copies of the Font Software, subject to the following conditions: 1) Neither the Font Software nor any of its individual components, in Original or Modified Versions, may be sold by itself. 2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed and/or sold with any software, provided that each copy contains the above copyright notice and this license. These can be included either as stand-alone text files, human-readable headers or in the appropriate machine-readable metadata fields within text or binary files as long as those fields can be easily viewed by the user. 3) No Modified Version of the Font Software may use the Reserved Font Name(s) unless explicit written permission is granted by the corresponding Copyright Holder. This restriction only applies to the primary font name as presented to the users. 4) The name(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) or the Author(s) of the Font Software shall not be used to promote, endorse or advertise any Modified Version, except to acknowledge the contribution(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) and the Author(s) or with their explicit written permission. 5) The Font Software, modified or unmodified, in part or in whole, must be distributed entirely under this license, and must not be distributed under any other license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the Font Software. TERMINATION This license becomes null and void if any of the above conditions are not met. DISCLAIMER THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE. . http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=OFL
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