Aelyn - Influence or plagiarism?

Hello everyone,

Lately I keep noticing a trend in which fonts seem to be slightly tweaked and sold as originals.

Take Aelyn. I am writing this message because I would like to know which is the typeface upon which Aelyn is based. I used to have the name and a sample of the "orignal" font in my PC, but, sadly, that file seems to have been erased.

Could anyone please tell me which is the name of the typeface Aelyn takes its cues from?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your kindness and help.


  • John SavardJohn Savard Posts: 1,036
    edited February 2022
    I know I have never seen a typeface so closely resembling Aelyn for me to think of it as a ripoff. However, if one ignores the fact that the bottoms of the v and w are rounded, I know I did see a typeface, the name of which I don't remember, which was very similar to it in stroke width and serif style. Of course, matching only those elements would not put it into rip-off territory.
    As one example, after finding Americana as the closest thing to it, and not very close, in old materials about type, Identifont led me to Aequitas, which is a closer match, although, again, not nearly close enough for a question of plagiarism to apply.
  • Thanks for your answers and help.
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