Witchy is a contemporary typeface with oldstyle flair. It is intended for typesetting display text on the web.

The basic latin character set of the typeface Witchy

Witchy is a Didone-esque typeface with oldstyle flair. The characters of the typeface employ the same character proportions as oldstyle typefaces like those cut by Garamond and Manutius. However, this font is not merely another oldstyle revival. By combining characteristics from different periods of typographic history together, along with my own contemporary flair, I've created a display face chock full of charm.

A recreation of the full title of the book A System of Magick typeset in the font Witchy
A fake advertisement for Madame Rose's Tarot Readings typeset in the font Witchy

My primary source of inspiration for this typeface is the 1584 book The discouerie of witchcraft by Scot Reginald. While I haven't read this old book in it's entirety, I found that the way that the digitized copy I had access to was typeset and printed quite enchanting. While the method of printing at the time didn't allow for type to be as sharp and clean as it is now, I found the ink bleeding that resulted from this process created some very interesting character shapes. Witchy is still very much a work-in-progress. It is in the early stages of development and still doesn't have a basic latin character set. However, if you would like to use the characters that are currently available in a project feel free to get in touch with me.

A sample of the typeface Witchy at 180pt
A sample of the typeface Witchy at 122pt
A sample of the typeface Witchy at 96pt
A sample of the typeface Witchy at 72pt