Sanborn’s CIA Sculpture: Kryptos Copperplate

KryptosRevisited.com posted a new article this week about the origins of the Kryptos Copperplate.  Learn about the font Sanborn purchased for his CIA sculpture, and discover the methods he used to cut out nearly 2,000 characters in the Kryptos Copper Scroll.  Find out how one researcher extracted that font from dozens of photographs in 2005 and the techniques required to remaster the entire Kryptos Font in 2009.

The font, which includes both monospaced characters and a complete International Morse Code set, can be downloaded for free.

The history of the Kryptos Copperplate is revealed by a group of Kryptos Enthusiasts who met with Sanborn in 2005.

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Authentic Kryptos TrueType Font

A new Kryptos Font has been replicated!  Now Kryptos enthusiasts have a new resource to add to their tool chest.  Gary Phillips, the designer of the first known Kryptos transcript depicting the copperplate’s exact font and orientation, has produced an entirely new installable Kryptos font.  The Kryptos Sculpture Family of Fonts is a replica of the Kryptos Sculpture typeface comprising four distinct font sets.  One is monospaced for producing attractive Kryptos Transcript tables, and another representing the complete set of International Morse Codes.  The other fonts combine the glyphs from the sculpture for authentic copperplate replication.  Mr. Phillips has generously made these tools freely available for download from KryptosRevisited.com.

Learn more about the techniques used to extract the Kryptos font and the meticulous methods involved in reconstructing the entire character set over a six month period at Gary Phillips’ web site KryptosRevisited.com.  Get the Kryptos Sculpture Family of Fonts for Windows, Mac, and Linux in TrueType and Type 1 True Vector Fonts.  His web site  explores Kryptos and has reproduced content related to Jim Sanborn’s sculpture that can be found nowhere else online — an invaluable service to Kryptos enthusiasts.

Download the Kryptos Font here!

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