Thames Capsule



Our digital process of the Doves letterpresses restoration and interpretation enhance the original Art & Craft qualities of the font, the richness of curves and the humanistic based shapes. We made place for interpretation, merging wood-cut like details that match with the intentions we alleged to Emery Walker.
Contrasting, elegant, Thames Capsule font shapes bear contemporary design. The font is highly readable in small size and is clearly catchy in headlines,

The Doves Press was a private printing presses operating at the start of the 20th Century, established by TJ Cobden-Sanderson, with Emery Walker joining later as partner. By 1909 Cobden-Sanderson and Walker were at the height of a protracted and bitter dispute involving the rights to the Doves type in the dissolution of their partnership. All rights to the Doves type were to pass to Emery Walker upon the death of Cobden-Sanderson. Yet, when the press closed in 1916 Cobden-Sanderson threw the type along with its punches and matrices into the Thames. Doves type letterpresses have been discovered in the River Thames in 2014. Designer Robert Green is the person who searched for and retrieved the original metal Doves letterpress from the Thames. His great archeological and historical work brought to light Doves typographic heritage (


Font Format
Open Type (OTF) + Compact Form Format (CFF)

The outlines in a OpenType font may be defined in Compact Form Format (CFF) based on Postscript Type 1 language (PS) or in TrueType format outlines (TT). Thames Capsule font is mastered in OpenType CFF format.

EULA (End-User License Agreement)

When purchasing Thames Capsule font, you buy the rights to use the font according to our EULA (End-User License Agreement) that sets the terms and conditions under which the font can be used.
When purchasing, you agree with the terms of the EULA.



Thames Capsule font is Open Type Compact Form Format (CFF) and will work on both Mac and PC.

Character set: Basic Latin-1 / Mac Roman

Languages covered

Albanian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog.

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The font file will be sent to your email address after payment

About us

Faure & Verona — Designers Associés

Gaël Faure and Raphaël Verona are two Switzerland-based graphic designers working in the fields of art direction, typography, type design and editorial. They also both teach at ECAL and ERACOM design schools.
Since graduating from ECAL Lausanne in 2009, they have worked on numerous projects, such as books, magazines, visual identities, posters, scenographies, typefaces and digital interfaces.
Their dynamic careers give them keen insight into the challenges faced by industry professionals while also having a unique sense of cutting edge innovation and trends in graphic design. This experienced and creative duo is driven by their passion for the field and innovative approaches to visual communication.