Lydian is a calligraphic, humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Warren Chappell and released through American Type Founders in 1938. It was famously used on the end credits for the television shows The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy in the 1960s and 1970s. Lydian is popular with modern designers looking for a classic, retro feel.

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Lydian Specimen

Lydian Type Specimen

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Lydian Font Pairings

Ritual Made
Aug 22, 2021
Fonts — Lydian, Radikal, Sud
Thalia Theater
Nov 15, 2018
Fonts — Lydian, Helvetica Neue
Oct 10, 2018
Fonts — Lydian, Untitled Sans
Sep 4, 2018
Fonts — Lydian, Futura
Culture Manual
Jul 25, 2018
Fonts — Lydian, Graphik, Moderat
Rich Lyons
Jul 4, 2018
Fonts — Lydian
Damn Joan
Dec 12, 2017
Fonts — Lydian, Apercu, Cindie Mono
Forward Creatives
Mar 13, 2017
Fonts — Dia, Lydian
Feb 8, 2017
Fonts — Lydian, Neusa
Shri Ganesh
Aug 28, 2016
Fonts — Cardo, Lydian
May 21, 2016
Fonts — Lydian
The Enchantments
Jul 13, 2015
Fonts — Futura, Lydian
May 5, 2015
Fonts — Lydian
Singles Club
Feb 26, 2014
Fonts — Lydian, Apercu

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