The Washington Post, also known as The Post and informally as WaPo, is an American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. The publication was founded on December 6, 1877, by Stilson Hutchins.
The Washington Post has garnered a massive readership over its 140+ years of existence. It’s currently the most widely-circulated newspaper in the Washington metropolitan area.
The Washington Post Font
The Washington Post uses a font called Engravers Old English. This is the typeface appearing on the newspaper‘s logo and not necessarily on the body text. As for the body copy, the publication primarily uses Miller Daily.
Engravers Old English is a serif typeface designed in 1901 by Morris Fuller Benton in collaboration with a designer identified by the American Type Founders (ATF) only as Cowan. The font’s development is also widely attributed to another renowned type designer called Joseph W. Phinney.
Engravers Old English is widely regarded as a plain, sturdy iteration of the more popular blackletter style famously known as Old English. Shortly after its release, the ATF took charge of publishing this typeface.
Engravers Old English boasts 255 glyphs and 1000 units per EM. The font also has kerning (spacing between letters). Plus, it supports both UPPERCASE and lowercase letters, punctuation marks, integers, currency symbols, mathematical operators, and a slew of other quirky characters.
As with most fonts, Engravers Old English started out with plain and regular versions. However, the typeface has witnessed a tremendous evolution over the years, resulting in multiple styles and weights. In 1902 (just a couple of months after Benton developed the initial version of Engravers Old English), the ATF came up with Engravers Old English Open.
In 1910, type designer Sidney Gaunt created a font based on the original Engravers Old English, called Engravers Old Black. Several years later, the Engravers Old English font began to appear in digital versions. The digital versions were released by different font foundries.
Where to Download the Washington Post Font
Numerous font foundries are credited for developing several digital iterations of the original Engravers Old English. You can download the typeface from any of those platforms. Other common places where you can find Engravers Old English include My Fonts, Mais Fontes, AZ Fonts, and Fonts Geek.
You can download the font in numerous languages. Engravers Old English is generally licensed as free for personal and commercial usage. However, the font’s user license may differ slightly depending on the website you download it from.