Inspired by late 18th century type specimens, Saltpetre is a grounded yet rustic typeface. His letters have been hand-inked with antique dip pens and playfully spaced for a charming, irregular look. In addition to a set of 26 upper case letters, the font includes a variety of period graphics, interlocking decorative borders, numerals, punctuation, currency figures and multi-lingual support. Saltpetre is extremely versatile and excels at display, as well as specialized uses such as cartography and historical reproduction.
Objects that are decorative, antique and rustic are my favorite things to collect. Saltpetre was born out of a series of 18th century type specimens, a menagerie of woodblock printers’ ornaments and my very vivid imagination. (I designed more than one pirate treasure map as I proofed Saltpetre’s letters.) I just love how historical the alphabet looks – it’s serious and playful at the same time – and how well it works as a display face!