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Americane

An American typeface — Made in Germany.

Designed by Hannes von Döhren in 2015. Published by HVD Fonts.

Starts at $40 for a single style and is available for:
Fictitious use case, designed by Alexandra Schwarzwald
Fictitious use case, designed by Alexandra Schwarzwald
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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
70
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
40
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
25
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
18
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
12
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
120
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
70
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
40
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
25
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
18
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
12
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
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Americane supports up to 81 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Kazakh (Latin), Czech, Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Finnish, Slovak, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Luxembourgian, and Icelandic in Latin and other scripts.

Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.

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Pigæble
Düğünçiçeği
Adamaszek różaną
Freyjubrá
Nénuphar
Garten-Löwenmaul
Pavão flor

Languages

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Supports 81 different languages:

  • A
  • Afar
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Basque
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chichewa
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • H
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karelian
  • Kazakh (Latin)
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Maori
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Occitan
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romanian
  • S
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Shona
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Spanish
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • U
  • Uighur
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu
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Aim for the sky, no target’s too high.
— Project Pitchfork, ‘Tempest’ [Quantum Mechanics]
The
Black
Phlegmatics
Lining Figures
| 167
| 167
Tabular Figures
| 167
| 167
Superscript
| 167
| 167
Fractions
| 135/167
| 135/167
Oldstyle Figures
| 167
| 167
Subscript
| 167
| 167
Proportional Figures
| 167
| 167
Changes figures with tabular widths to figures with proportional widths.
Case-Sensitive Forms
| (H-o)
| (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Ordinals
| 1a2o
| 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
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Punctuation
!
"
#
%
&
'
(
)
*
,
-
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
`
{
}
¡
§
¨
¯
´
·
¸
¿
Uppercase
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Lowercase
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
Modifiers
ˆ
ˇ
˘
˙
˚
˛
˜
˝
Ligatures
Currency
$
¢
£
¤
¥
Symbols
+
<
=
>
|
~
¬
±
×
÷
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Other
²
³
¹
¼
½
¾
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
¦
©
®
°
Letterlike
Arrows
Geometric Shapes
Dingbats
Lowercase
µ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
ā
ă
ą
ć
ĉ
ċ
č
ď
đ
ē
ĕ
ė
ę
ě
ĝ
ğ
ġ
ģ
ĥ
ħ
ĩ
ī
ĭ
į
ı
ij
ĵ
ķ
ĸ
ĺ
ļ
ľ
ŀ
ł
ń
ņ
ň
ʼn
ŋ
ō
ŏ
ő
œ
ŕ
ŗ
ř
ś
ŝ
ş
š
ţ
ť
ŧ
ũ
ū
ŭ
ů
ű
ų
ŵ
ŷ
ź
ż
ž
ƒ
ǽ
ǿ
ș
ț
ȷ
Uppercase
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Þ
Ā
Ă
Ą
Ć
Ĉ
Ċ
Č
Ď
Đ
Ē
Ĕ
Ė
Ę
Ě
Ĝ
Ğ
Ġ
Ģ
Ĥ
Ħ
Ĩ
Ī
Ĭ
Į
İ
IJ
Ĵ
Ķ
Ĺ
Ļ
Ľ
Ŀ
Ł
Ń
Ņ
Ň
Ŋ
Ō
Ŏ
Ő
Œ
Ŕ
Ŗ
Ř
Ś
Ŝ
Ş
Š
Ţ
Ť
Ŧ
Ũ
Ū
Ŭ
Ů
Ű
Ų
Ŵ
Ŷ
Ÿ
Ź
Ż
Ž
Ǽ
Ǿ
Ș
Ț
Uppercase
Δ
Ω
Lowercase
μ
π

Hannes von Döhren’s Americane is not based on any single existing wood type style, but rather it’s a combination of the most salient styles of Von Döhren’s survey of the American wood type landscape, applied to a broad-use display family.

Starting at the lightest weights, the designer’s sensitivity to form delivers a lightline more representative of metal gothics of the period, exhibiting also a subtle dynamism in the curves. Toward Americane’s heavy end, its true character shows since it’s here that the idiosyncratic texture peculiar to wood type begins to emerge. Through it all, the high waists and the high x-height, Von Döhren creates something new that’s still evocative of type you can hold in your hand.

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Americane has 24 Styles