Amherst™

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What is the Amherst™ font?

Amherst is a family of blackletter-inspired typefaces. This family, created by British designer Richard Yeend in 2002, is unique in that it mains the feel of blackletter/medieval type without relying directly on historical forms. Amherst is split into two different sub-families, Amherst and Amherst Gothic.
Amherst is very geometric interpretation of Fraktur. Fraktur was a style of German type very popular in central Europe from 1517 until the early 20th Century. Its letters appear “broken” at certain angles and joints.
Still, we recommend using it primarily for display purposes. Amherst is available in three weights: Regular, Bold, and Heavy.
Amherst Gothic is very loosely inspired by late medieval letterforms, often called Texturas or Gothics. However, the letterforms of Amherst Gothic seem just as inspired by the Art Deco movements of the 1920s and by contemporary sans serif type design as anything else. Nevertheless, certain letters in this typeface do appear more “gothic” than others, especially A, D, M, Y, d, r, and x. Amherst Gothic is made up of three fonts, Amherst Gothic Split, Amherst Gothic Split Alternate, and Amherst Gothic Italic. Amherst Gothic Split has in-lined characters, and appears very ornamented. The alternate characters in Amherst Gothic Split Alternate are quite medieval in their appearance. Amherst Gothic Italic is the least medieval-looking of the set; its characters are very round, and more geometric.
All six styles of the Amherst Family are OpenType format fonts, and include old style figures.

Amherst™ Font families

The Amherst™ includes the following font families:

  • Amherst Std Regular
  • Amherst Std Bold
  • Amherst Std Heavy
  • Amherst Std Gothic Split Regular
  • Amherst Std Gothic Split Italic

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