Woolen is a font inspired by freshly fallen snow and swags of mistletoe. Her italicized letters are based upon a type specimen by Jean Jannon, originally published by the Imprimerie Royale in 1641. This font is a subtle and organic update to a classic serif typeface – she is warm and historical without being too trendy.
Woolen began as a self-promotion project; the font was provided free for personal use to clients & friends of the foundry as part of a holiday mailing. After a year, I was happy to include the font within our commercially-available products!
Many of the capital letters are decorated with small sprouts of mistletoe, though they can also be read as spring leaves, depending on the context in which the font is used. Woolen is perfect for logos and branding; indeed, she shines in retail business identity work including farms, shops and restaurants. And even though the font is slanted, it reads beautifully as body text and display headlines.