Wildsor as a typographic experiment merges two typefaces with different
history, usage and aesthetics. One of them, Windsor, was designed
in 1902 by Elisha Pechey. for Stephenson Blake type foundry. It was used
extensively at the turn of the century in advertising on both sides of the
Atlantic. The other, Courier, is probably the most well-recognized typeface
in the world. Its fame has begun in the 50’s when IBM asked Bud
Kettler to design a typewriter typeface.
Both typefaces had an enormous impact on visual culture of the
modern world. Woody Allen loved Windsor so much that he used white
font on black background for the opening titles in each of his movies
making it his typographic signature style. Courier is associated with
office and telegram-like text, as well as “top secret” or government-classified
The fusion of such different typefaces generated astonishing effect.
Friendliness, warmth and art nouveau touch of Windsor are mixed with
industrial monoline look and slab serifs of Courier. Despite being slightly
extravagant Wildsor works fine as a corporate typeface. Different glyphs
versions make it a perfect choice for those who are looking for display
type with a bit of a twist.