|Category||Calligraphic, humanist, sans-serif|
Lydian is a calligraphic humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Warren Chappell for American Type Founders in 1938. It is available in bold, italic, and condensed, as well as in a Cursive variant. The original foundry font was commissioned and cast by American Type Founders and included a stylistic alternate, a capital ‹A› with a cross bar. It was named after the designer's wife.
The various members of the family were introduced over the course of eight years:
- Lydian Italic (1938)
- Lydian Bold Italic (1938)
- Lydian Cursive (1940)
- Lydian Condensed Italic (1946)
- Tiffany, Kaitlyn (2019-01-17). "This font you know from old pulp novels is all over new books". Vox. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
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- "Lydian Cursive". MyFonts. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
- "American Type Founders typeface showing card Lydian ca 1940s". The Jumping Frog. American Type Founders. Retrieved 2019-05-19.