Castine

Font >> Serif - Castine 14616 by Three Islands Press @ CreativeMarket

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There's a cemetery in Castine, Maine°™a lovely coastal town perhaps best known for Maine Maritime Academy and a surviving crop of stately old American elms°™with headstones dating back into the 18th century. They have the standard old headstone shape, often topped by winged skulls. Thanks to a friend, I got my hands on a couple of rubbings that show a particular style of stonecarving that popular in New England at the time. I found them captivating to the point of typeface design. Castine has both roman and italic styles, each with numerous historical ligatures, old-style and lining figures, Central/Eastern European alphabets, and a winged skull.

Keywords: cemetery font, headstone font, epitaph font, stone-carvers font, headstone carving, cemetery headstone font, winged skull, gravestone font, 18th century headstone carvings.


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