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Big Moore

Big Moore Regular

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Big Moore Italic

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Design Information

A point of fact: Carter & Cone’s Big Moore, like its cousin in spirit, Big Caslon, is a grand serif design. A 1766 specimen by Isaac Moore, former manager of Joseph Fry’s foundry in Bristol, England, shows many examples of type inspired by John Baskerville. But a century later, standardization had foisted inept lining figures and shortened descenders upon these designs. Matthew Carter remedied this tragedy with Big Moore by restoring oldstyle figures, full-length descenders, and historic swashes to this regal serif. Offered in two styles, Regular and Italic, it is intended for the largest of sizes.

Language Support

  • Catalan
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  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Finnish
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Malay
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Slovenian
  • Swedish

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Uppercase Letter Greek

Lowercase Letter Latin

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Close Punctuation

Final Punctuation

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Other Punctuation

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