English Egyptian

English Egyptian is an interpretation of William Caslon’s Two Lines English Egyptian of 1816, arguably the first sans serif printing type to be sold commercially. In this context, ‘Two Lines’ and ‘English’ both refer to the body the metal type was cast onto, while ‘Egyptian’ describes a sans serif. The anonymous quality of the type has roots in the vernacular lettering found on buildings, engravings, lithographs and maps of the period. The original type only included a rather coarse and incomplete set of uppercase letters, which we revised, extended and completed with punctuation, numbers and diacritics over several years for various projects by John Morgan studio.

  • Designed by John Morgan and Adrien Vasquez, 2011–17
  • Available in 1 style (uppercase only) from £ 240
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