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Lorimer No. 2 Condensed is a sans family designed for display settings. Packaging, identities, and headlines are ideal applications for Lorimer No. 2 Condensed.
In the summer of 2009 James Puckett was studying memorial inscriptions in the yard of St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery. He encountered an inscribed stone slab atop a burial vault. This nineteenth-century inscription was of light condensed sans capitals. The inscription inspired a font that grew into the Lorimer type family. Click here to read more about the development of the Lorimer family.
The narrow letters of Lorimer No. 2 allow long words to fit tight spaces.
Sans of Decorum
Straight-sided condensed sans designs with tight spacing and massive x-heights are great for shouting. But they have trouble speaking with a cool voice. To make a more dignified point Lorimer No. 2 Condensed has slight curves and a restrained x-height.
Extended Language Support
The OpenType font format allows for large character sets that accommodate the languages of Western and Central Europe, the Americas, and beyond. Lorimer № 2 Condensed supports over 130 languages that use the Latin alphabet.