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The Evolution of Chromatic Type

Color fonts or chromatic type are not new. The first production types appeared in the 1840s reaching a peak of precision and complexity a few decades later as efficiencies in printing enabled greater creative freedom. In 1874 William H. Page of Greeneville, Connecticut, published his 100-page Specimens of Chromatic Type & Borders that still has the power to mesmerize designers today.

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Brim Narrow – making a chromatic typeface

Brim Narrow is a chromatic typeface in eight type styles that are designed to stack together. Combining particular styles and assigning each a color produces a huge variety of visual effects.

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