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Specimen 01 - Abraham Lincoln by pica-ae Specimen 01 - Abraham Lincoln by pica-ae
This might be the start of something awesome ;)

First, of hopefully a series of deviations, that are specimen of typefaces. I hope to do this alphabetically, the next one logically being B, and create a series of specimen for some amazing typefaces. Today starts with the typeface Abraham Lincoln.

I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, while adding stylistic elements coming from 19th century graphics. Additionally I decided to go with a $ bill inspired palette. Done entirely in Adobe Illustrator, 100% again :D Not sure if I will create all of the series entirely like this, hopefully I will find different styles to work with, as given by each typeface's character, so there might be some experiments coming as well :la:

About the typeface:
"Inspired by the proportions of the 16th President of the USA, and advertisements/playbills of the 1800s, Abraham Lincoln is a humanistic display face with moderate contrast and sturdy serifs."
Abraham Lincoln Copyright Frances MacLeod via Lost Type Co-op


Hope you like it :heart: :peace:
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:iconlazybutt:
lazybutt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
So politically correct!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle:
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:icontheportfoleo:
theportfoleo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool type!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:nod: it is

Thank you :hug:
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GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All hail serif.
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:XD:
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:iconpactosh:
Pactosh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this font!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
It is great :nod:
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U235master Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is excellent. It truly embodies the feeling the font gives off. Can't wait to see B!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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