1523 Holbein

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Single styles from $28.00


1523 Holbein is a monograms and historical font published by GLC Foundry.


1523 Holbein Regular


This typeface is an attempt to offer as a font the well known marvelous Hans Holbein “Death Alphabet”, first published in 1523. We have tried to conserve as it was possible the spirit and appearance of the original Initials set, incredibly fine and enriched with detailed figures, trying in the same time to create a font not too much complex to be usable; neverteless, the font files are heavy and, when used, the decorated initials may appear on screen a little more slowly than ordinary characters. (Minimum size recommanded : 96 pts)

We are offering here two complete standard sets (no accented characters) : Initials and capitals. We have reconstructed the lacked letters : J and U, Eth, Lslash, Thorn and Oslash.
The font may be used with all our Humane and Garalde fonts, like “1543 Humane Jenson” or “1592 GLC Garamond” and others from the GLC foundry catalog.

Foundry GLC Foundry
Price $28.00
Styles Historical, Monograms
Licenses Desktop
Web Font
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