a typeface by Feòrag NicBhrìde

DaySquareCut is based on lettering designed by Lewis Day, some time around 1900. He created the 26 upper-case letters and described them as 'quasi-Chinese', although they appear rather futurist. They are shown in illustration 202 of his book Alphabets Old and New, first published in 1910, a source book of lettering for artists. Everything except the uppercase letters is my own design.

This was one of my earliest typefaces, first released in 1997, and it has been unavailable for a number of years. This new version is thoroughly reworked. Nearly everything has changed, including the basic proportions, and a large number of glyphs, including accented characters for eastern European languages, Irish and Welsh, have been added. The font also includes a long-s, and a selection of ligatures. These characters can be accessed by either choosing an appropriate keyboard layout in the International preferences panel, or via the Special Characters.../Glyphs menu option (the name seems to vary depending on the application).

The image below gives a sample of some of the characters included in the font:

The typeface comes in two 'flavours'. The OTF version is PostScript-flavoured OpenType; the TTF is TrueType-flavoured OpenType. Both should work on MacOS X, Linux and Windows systems. If you use MacOS 8 or 9, only the OTF version will work on these systems. If you have a PostScript printer, you should also choose the OTF version.

Creative Commons License
This typeface is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland license.

Note that the license includes the provision Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. You already have my permission to use this font for commercial purposes, such as in a magazine or advertising, and do not need to ask (though a copy of whatever you used it for would be nice). There is also no need to credit me when using the typeface in this way. If you wish to redistribute this font commercially, including on a website with paid-for advertising, you must still get my permission to do so and you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.

Download OTF version 2.0 [Zip 451 Kb]
Download TTF version 2.0 [Zip 446 Kb]