In 1995 Erik van Blokland began drawing what was to become the most comprehensive system for mimicking the type from the U.S. dollar bill. LTR Federal was released five years ago and it’s still the only set of fonts that come close to capturing the engraving effects and detailed ornamentation found on a greenback. Federal’s effects options were so elaborate it came with an application to assist with the layering process.
So what’s new? Letterror now offers printable PDF specimens of Federal, documenting all its complexity and guiding the setter in its use.