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New Roman Times – Camper Van Beethoven

Contributed by Thiago on Feb 14th, 2019. Artwork published in
October 2014
    New Roman Times – Camper Van Beethoven
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    New Roman Times is an album by Camper van Beethoven, released in 2004 on Pitch-A-Tent Records. The title is a play on the ubiquitous typeface Times New Roman, which is consequentially also used for the typography – unfortunately with faux small caps.


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    3 Comments on “New Roman Times – Camper Van Beethoven”

    1. Feb 14th, 2019  12:21 pm

      Knowing about this album and its self-referential type choice would have earned you big points in the 2011 quiz at Berlin’s Typostammtisch!

      In 2018, Evan Brown has published a novel that is based on Camper van Beethoven’s concept album. As a matter of course, the book cover by Åsk Wäppling uses TNR, too.

    2. Thiago says:
      Mar 2nd, 2019  1:11 pm

      As a side note, the new versions of TNR, shipping with new operating systems such as Windows 10, have true small caps, along with swashes and other OpenType features. All it takes is software that can access them, like MS Word can’t.

      TNR smcp

      This happened under everyone’s radar. I’m still waiting to see the TNR swashes in the wild…

    3. Mar 2nd, 2019  2:05 pm

      Thanks, Thiago! Small caps have been available in various digital versions of Times and Times New Roman before, at least for the roman styles. The version included in recent versions of Windows offers small caps for the italics, too.

      The swash forms are indeed new to me. The Italic and Bold Italic styles come with a full set of swash capitals. For those who want to use them but don’t have a current version of Windows, this version is available as Times New Roman OS for general licensing. Judging from MyFonts’ preview, someone must have forgotten to include the (unaccented) swash N.

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