Besley* Font Family

Uploaded by zemin (8 styles)

Description

It started with a need...

Besley* started with a need for a good, versatile, and affordable antique slab serif font. One with italics and a bold that actually was bold. One that would look good on screen and in print. An antique slab serif that didnât have weird and gimmicky irregularities. A font that is at once welcoming and approachable, while remaining trustworthy and sturdy. Something timeless, that feels of-the-time. A font that is immediately familiar, while providing subtle surprises. A font that just functions, without having to work hard. The font I was looking for was Besley*.

The Design Process

Robert Besleyâs Clarendon Besley* is an antique slab serif, meaning it features larger, sturdier serifs, while retaining a traditional stroke width variance. Besley* is named after Robert Besley, creator of Clarendon. Clarendon is in many ways the defining antique slab serif, and its popularity is easy to understand. Clarendonâs letterforms are big, bold, and loud. Clarendon is recognizable on WANTED posters and US National Park signage.

Limitations of a Century + Old Design Clarendon is also over 100 years old, and limited in its design and capabilities. Its wide and bold letterforms are compelling at large sizes, but impossible to read easily at text sizes. It was designed for use on metal type, which results in compromise letter forms, like its flattened f and inelegant kerning. Clarendon was never designed with a complementary italic, and retroactive attempts have all fallen short. Digitization of metal type also compromise design integrity by forcing digitizers to make aesthetic decisions, such as the rounding of corners.

Creating a Modern Classic The design process of Besley* started with looking at what works with Clarendon and maintaining those assets, while expanding design and functionality. In order to maintain a sturdy and heavy weighting, while adding text-size readability, wide capitals are used alongside appropriately widthed lowercase letters. To make Besley* render well on screens, a larger x-height was chosen. The medium weight of Besley* is bolder than typical fonts of the digital era, to give that cowboy era weight. Italics were built into the design process, so they feel like part of the family, instead of an after-thought.




Supported Languages

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Besley* font preview


Besley* Book

Besley* Book font

Besley* Book Italic

Besley* Book Italic font

Besley* Medium

Besley* Medium font

Besley* Medium Italic

Besley* Medium Italic font

Besley* Bold

Besley* Bold font

Besley* Bold Italic

Besley* Bold Italic font

Besley* Fatface

Besley* Fatface font

Besley* Fatface Italic

Besley* Fatface Italic font
Use "Besley*" font as a Webfont

You can create beautiful websites with great typography using the @font-face kit of Besley* font. Webfont and @font-face supported all up-to-date browsers can use comfortably.

@font-face is very easy to use, click here to download Besley* webfont kit. The following example will guide you to the css and html codes.

Ensuring the maximum cross browser typography support, WOFF (Web OpenFont Format) works with all up-to-date browsers. You can check the versions by clicking here.

Using this font on your website is your own legal responsibility. You can check the license information of the font.



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@font-face kit
@font-face {
    font-family: 'Besley* Book';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    src: local('Besley* Book'), url('Besley-Book.woff') format('woff');
}
@font-face {
    font-family: 'Besley* Book Italic';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    src: local('Besley* Book Italic'), url('Besley-BookItalic.woff') format('woff');
}
@font-face {
    font-family: 'Besley* Medium';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    src: local('Besley* Medium'), url('Besley-Medium.woff') format('woff');
}
@font-face {
    font-family: 'Besley* Medium Italic';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    src: local('Besley* Medium Italic'), url('Besley-MediumItalic.woff') format('woff');
}
@font-face {
    font-family: 'Besley* Bold';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    src: local('Besley* Bold'), url('Besley-Bold.woff') format('woff');
}
@font-face {
    font-family: 'Besley* Bold Italic';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    src: local('Besley* Bold Italic'), url('Besley-BoldItalic.woff') format('woff');
}
@font-face {
    font-family: 'Besley* Fatface';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    src: local('Besley* Fatface'), url('Besley-Fatface.woff') format('woff');
}
@font-face {
    font-family: 'Besley* Fatface Italic';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    src: local('Besley* Fatface Italic'), url('Besley-FatfaceItalic.woff') format('woff');
}



sample html
<h3 style="font-family: 'Besley* Book'">Sunt vel repellat dignissimos voluptatem.</h3>
<h3 style="font-family: 'Besley* Book Italic'">Hic at minima rerum voluptatem occaecati.</h3>
<h3 style="font-family: 'Besley* Medium'">Beatae quia nemo earum voluptas et repellendus.</h3>
<h3 style="font-family: 'Besley* Medium Italic'">Explicabo officiis vero aliquid quas vitae.</h3>
<h3 style="font-family: 'Besley* Bold'">Asperiores id quam sint.</h3>
<h3 style="font-family: 'Besley* Bold Italic'">Neque molestias distinctio assumenda.</h3>
<h3 style="font-family: 'Besley* Fatface'">Vitae aut sint quidem magni.</h3>
<h3 style="font-family: 'Besley* Fatface Italic'">Quia voluptate possimus ut unde magnam.</h3>
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It started with a need...

Besley* started with a need for a good, versatile, and affordable antique slab serif font. One with italics and a bold that actually was bold. One that would look good on screen and in print. An antique slab serif that didnât have weird and gimmicky irregularities. A font that is at once welcoming and approachable, while remaining trustworthy and sturdy. Something timeless, that feels of-the-time. A font that is immediately familiar, while providing subtle surprises. A font that just functions, without having to work hard. The font I was looking for was Besley*.

The Design Process

Robert Besleyâs Clarendon Besley* is an antique slab serif, meaning it features larger, sturdier serifs, while retaining a traditional stroke width variance. Besley* is named after Robert Besley, creator of Clarendon. Clarendon is in many ways the defining antique slab serif, and its popularity is easy to understand. Clarendonâs letterforms are big, bold, and loud. Clarendon is recognizable on WANTED posters and US National Park signage.

Limitations of a Century + Old Design Clarendon is also over 100 years old, and limited in its design and capabilities. Its wide and bold letterforms are compelling at large sizes, but impossible to read easily at text sizes. It was designed for use on metal type, which results in compromise letter forms, like its flattened f and inelegant kerning. Clarendon was never designed with a complementary italic, and retroactive attempts have all fallen short. Digitization of metal type also compromise design integrity by forcing digitizers to make aesthetic decisions, such as the rounding of corners.

Creating a Modern Classic The design process of Besley* started with looking at what works with Clarendon and maintaining those assets, while expanding design and functionality. In order to maintain a sturdy and heavy weighting, while adding text-size readability, wide capitals are used alongside appropriately widthed lowercase letters. To make Besley* render well on screens, a larger x-height was chosen. The medium weight of Besley* is bolder than typical fonts of the digital era, to give that cowboy era weight. Italics were built into the design process, so they feel like part of the family, instead of an after-thought.

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Copyright (c) 2017, Owen Earl,,, ([email protected]), with Reserved Font Name Besley*.

Copyright (c) 2017, Owen Earl,,, ([email protected])





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