5c. ETRVSCA Sans - Font Typeface and Type Specimens

Jon Melton
ETRVSCA Sans - The Primal 18th Century Sans
This practice-based historical research identifies the architect John Soane’s inspiration and model for his serif-less letterforms deployed as titling on drawings and as proposed inscriptions throughout the last quarter of the eighteen-century. This typography revived the primitive letterforms of Republican Rome and earlier pre-roman serif-less alphabets of the Etruscans and the Greeks.
Archival material, period books and antique print engravings were studied to provide the...
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