Font Friday is a series of posts showcasing new or interesting fonts that have caught my eye this week. This week it’s the eye-catching vintage visuals of of Laudanum

One of my more recent discoveries while trawling the web for new font goodness has been the Ten Dollar Fonts treasure trove – a site packed with some of the freshest, on-trend and experimental fonts I’ve seen in some time. And all for the bargain price of… well, you can probably figure that one out!

Nestling in amongst the swathes of fashion-forward abstract characters and ultra-clean geometrics I came across Laudanum, a condensed serif display typeface inspired by 19th century posters. Laudanum is one of those fonts that does what it does, and does it well. There are no OpenType features to complicate things, just a set of perfectly weighted tall uppercase characters, with slightly shorter versions on the lowercase. Combine this with a couple of ornaments, just enough punctuation and some handy catchwords and you’ve got an extremely useful addition to the arsenal.

Inspiration this week is in tribute to the finest hour of a once-great publisher, that closed its doors for the last time earlier this wee… LOOK! A THREE HEADED MONKEY!

Laudanum is available to buy from the Ten Dollar Fonts website, along with more examples of the font in use.


Fonts: Laudanum (Carl Rylatt / Ten Dollar Fonts)