Lehigh is an “ordinary” typeface that’s not

Lehigh is an “ordinary” typeface that’s not

Lehigh Image from Lost Type Co-op

Lehigh Image from Lost Type Co-op

A few weeks ago, Dan “Grayhood” Gneiding, a member of the Lost Type Co-op, released Lehigh, a slab serif typeface. Lehigh might appear normal, and if you were to ask Dan about it, he might describe it as his “first usable typeface.” Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll find more hidden within Lehigh’s six weights.

Known for his attention-hogging Dude, Dan wanted his first “ordinary” typeface to burst with extraordinary features. Glyphs include small caps, arrows, extra numbers, support for more than 150 languages, manicules, and womanicules, to name a few. Not to mention, a treasure trove of ASCII emoticons.

Lehigh ASCII enamel pin

Lehigh ASCII enamel pin

Even without the extras, Lehigh’s classic look and versatile styles make for a quite handsome typeface. Designer Chaun Osburn has put Lehigh through the design ringer, using it for printed text, sew-on patches, headlines, and more. 

You can get Lehigh here.

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