8 Jan

Andy Mangold released a daring numeral set entitled Pompadour on his website in November last year. The typeface struck me as an exciting example of creative and thoughtful design. It was well-received and has been covered in Smashing magazine, Designers go to Heaven and I Love Typography (one of my favourite blogs).

A number of people asked for a TrueType or OpenType version of this creation as Mangold only released an .eps file. Due to the wonders of the Creative Commons License, here are those versions. I have also added a full stop (period) for writing numbers with a decimal component.


Pompadour (TrueType, 7.6 KB)

Pompadour (OpenType, 12.9 KB)

Pompadour (Encapsulated PostScript, 1204.7 KB)

Creative Commons License

Full stop added to an original work by Andy Mangold. Pompadour Numeral Set by Andy Mangold is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

When you preview the font in a desktop publishing or image manipulation program that depicts typefaces with the name of each typeface set in itself, the name of Pompadour will appear to be nine dots. This is because each upper- and lower-case letter is a full stop, as not to commit the crime of including letters in a numeral set.


7 Responses to “Pompadour”

  1. AJ Luna January 8, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    thank you for sharing :)

  2. Adam Anlauf (@depcore) May 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this great looking peace of design


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