Job
Clarendon

A condensed Clarendon by DJR and Bethany Heck


Job Clarendon is an homage to the Condensed Clarendon, the versatile bracketed slab serif style that was a mainstay of 19th century British and American job printing. A collaboration with Bethany Heck, this interpretation started with single hairline weight and expanded to an expansive weight range: stems get up to 45 times thicker from Hairline to Black, and the average letterform more than doubles in width.

Firefly
Superior
Flynn Ranch
Longview Valley
NORTH CAYOTE CANYON
VERDUGO CRESTLINE
SUNSET HEIGHTS
OBSERVATION
UNIVERSAL
GLASGOW

Clarendon is the name of a slab-serif typeface that was released in 1845 by Thorowgood and Co. (or Thorowgood and Besley) of London, a letter foundry often known as the Fann Street Foundry. The original Clarendon design is credited to Robert Besley, a partner in the foundry, and was originally engraved by punchcutter Benjamin Fox, who may also have contributed to its design. Many copies, adaptations and revivals have been released, becoming almost an entire genre of type design. Clarendons have a bold, solid structure, similar in letter structure to the "modern" serif typefaces popular in the nineteenth century for body text, but bolder and with less contrast in stroke weight. Clarendon designs generally have a structure with bracketed serifs, which become larger as they reach the main stroke of the letter. The basic features of Clarendon are described as plain and sturdy, with strong bracketed serifs, vertical stress, large x-height, short ascenders and descenders. Gray notes that nineteenth-century Ionic and Clarendon faces have a definite differentiation between the thick and the thin strokes, unlike some other more geometric slab-serifs. Slab serif typefaces had become popular in British lettering and printing over the previous thirty-five years before the original Clarendon's release, both for display use on signage, architectural lettering and posters and for emphasis within a block of text. The Clarendon design was immediately very popular and was rapidly copied by other foundries to become in effect an entire genre of type design. Clarendon fonts proved extremely popular in many parts of the world, in particular for display applications such as posters printed with wood type.

Superba
Avenue 55
Vista del Mar
Crescent Heights
La Cienega Westway
BLUEGRASS
SENECA
ALTA

Basic character Set

ABCDEFGHIJKLMN
OPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklm
nopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789
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Get Job Clarendon!

The Job Clarendon family is still growing, but you can preorder the family below and free upgrade to the released version once it’s ready! For a limited time, the font is also available as a discounted Font of the Month Club back issue.

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Full Series Package

$150 Mini
  • Job Clarendon Variable. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Var Job Clarendon Variable
  • Job Clarendon Hairline. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Hairline
  • Job Clarendon Thin. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Thin
  • Job Clarendon Extra Light. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Extra Light
  • Job Clarendon Light. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Light
  • Job Clarendon Regular. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Regular
  • Job Clarendon Medium. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Medium
  • Job Clarendon Semi Bold. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Semi Bold
  • Job Clarendon Bold. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Bold
  • Job Clarendon Extra Bold. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Extra Bold
  • Job Clarendon Black. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. Job Clarendon Black

Individual Styles

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Additional information

  • PDF Specimen
  • Desktop Format: OpenType CFF Format (Postscript OTF)
  • Web Formats: Web OpenType Font Format (WOFF & WOFF2)
  • App Format: OpenType TrueType (TTF)
  • Language Support: Latin, Western & Eastern European • Latin, Vietnamese
  • Stylistic Alternates: • Tailed R and a • Simplified E and F • Simplified c • Simplified t • Connected Serifs • Simplified 7
  • Variable Axes: Weight
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