The Ionics, or Clarendons, made their first appearance in 1845 by Thorowgood and Co.,  with a typeface attributed to Robert Besley with  punches engraved by Benjamin Fox.  This popular style, known for having a bold and solid structure, low contrast, vertical stress, strong bracketed serifs and a large x-height was a consequence of the decreasing quality of printing mainly dominated by the Modern style types with high contrast. As most of the slab serifs, Claredons are basically made from a modern type structure with decreasing contrast. Sebenta represents is a fresh new approach of this style. Instead of using a modern typeface structure, Sebenta makes it use of some elements belonging to the old style typeface, such as angled terminals in the capitals: E, F, L, T and Z and S, but in C, G and S; and in lowercase c, s and z. Sebenta comes in five weights, ranging from Light to Heavy with matching italics and extended character set. A truly workhorse for any sort of graphic printed or screen job. We are currently working on a Mono and a Semi-mono version as well a Wide Bold, to be released soon. 

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Trial fonts


Version 1.0 — Aug. 2021

Sebenta family — 10 styles, €300,00
Sebenta Light, €50,00
A telescope is an optical

Sebenta Light Italic, €50,00
Terrestrial applications

Sebenta Regular, €50,00
Aluminized mirrors are

Sebenta Regular Italic, €50,00
Becomes easier to use

Sebenta Medium, €50,00
The ancient indigenous

Sebenta Medium Italic, €50,00
Cosmology is a branch

Sebenta Bold, €50,00
Various departments

Sebenta Bold Italic, €50,00
The Physical Universe

Sebenta Heavy, €50,00
Studies everything

Sebenta Heavy Italic, €50,00
Earth was believed to

Sebenta Stencil Light, €50,00
The invention of the

Sebenta Stencil Regular, €50,00
With photons of the

Sebenta Stencil Medium, €50,00
They may also be

Sebenta Stencil Bold, €50,00
For the image to be

Sebenta Stencil Heavy, €50,00
Beyond these basic

Open Type features


OpenType Features
Case-Sensitive Forms
Proportional Lining Figures
Tabular Lining Figures


Language Support
Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Jju, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lojban, Low German, Lower Sorbian, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Maori, Meru, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Northern Sami, Northern Sotho, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyanja, Nyankole, Occitan, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, South Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Taroko, Teso, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Upper Sorbian, Vunjo, Walloon, Walser, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Xhosa & Zulu


About this Character Set
Characters with more than one vertical position such as small figures are only displayed once.
Characters with more than one advanced width, such as figures, are only displayed once.
Case sensitive glyphs are not displayed.