For those who still had not known this “little” masterpiece, the Old Standard family of typefaces, designed by Alexey Kryukov, is a reinterpretation of the modern-classicist typeface in use since the nineteenth century. The typeface was the most used from the late nineteenth century, but it was completely abandoned in the second half of the ‘900. Today it has a distinctly retro taste that can be employed, just because of these characteristics, in markedly elegant contexts like fashion, science or refined typography.
Immediately fell in love with this beautiful font, I’ve updated the Roman and Italic styles, renaming the font as Flanker Steampunk. The True Type curves have been converted into PostScript, most of the letters have been modified more or less extensively, the glyphs were centered in their window, the numbers have been modified according to the Italian style, the heights of all the figures have been adapted, the Greek has been completely revised and the ligatures have been added (in OTFeature), the missing glyphs in the following Unicode blocks have been added:
- Latin Extended-A
- Latin Extended-B
- IPA Extensions
- Greek and Coptic
- Cyrillic (which lacks the additional Cyrillic Supplement)
- Phonetic Extensions (not whole)
- Latin Extended Additional
- Greek Extended
- General Punctuation
- Superscripts and Subscripts
- Letterlike Symbols (not whole)
- Number Forms
- Mathematical Operators
- Miscellaneous Technical
- Geometric Shapes (not whole)
- Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A
- Latin Extended-C (not whole)
the numbers were moved to the same height as the upper case and the curves of all glyphs were smoothed.
Soon we will proceed the same way with the Italic and Bold, and finally it will also add Bold Italic to complete the set.
The character, of course, is available with the same license as the original.
Lately the bold style has been updated in the same way, and in the future, to complete the family, we will also add the bold italics, still missing today.
The font is available under the same SIL license as the original and is to be considered a work in progress: for this reason we very welcome error reports, corrections and, above all, suggestions for any improvements.