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What is the Frieze font?

The origin of this font was a frieze in the RAF Chapel in Westminster Abbey which Michael Harvey was commissioned to design and create.
It was comprised of the names of the top brass in wartime Bomber Command, namely Dowding, Harris, Newall, Tedder, Portal and Douglas. The Brief was to cut the letters in bronze and gild them. Instead, they were cut in perspex and gilded.
To sit comfortably within the long and narrow vertical space available beneath the chapel’s stained glass window, extended letterforms were used with many vertical serifs omitted and with lengthened horizontal serifs. More…
Some twenty years later, the missing upper-case letters were drawn together with the lowercase letters and Frieze, the font, was born. Subsequently, additional weights and styles were added to create a font family of six styles.

Frieze Font families

The Frieze includes the following font families:

  • Frieze Light
  • Frieze Light Italic
  • Frieze Roman
  • Frieze Italic
  • Frieze Bold
  • Frieze Bold Italic

Frieze Preview

Here is a preview of how Frieze will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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