Lithos is a sans-serif font that was designed to mimick the letterforms used on Ancient Greek buildings. It only contains capital letters. Does it come as a surprise that Lithos made it to my list of interesting fonts?
What does Lithos look like?
What do you use Lithos for?
Use it to create a playful, exotic or primitive atmosphere in display jobs such as posters or flyers. Lithos is only meant to be used for titles, it is not suitable for body text.
In select cases, Papyrus can be an alternative to Lithos but you have to take into consideration that Papyrus gets used inappropriately way too much. You could also try Rusticana.
The history of Lithos
In 1989 the American typeface designer Carol Twombly designed Lithos for Adobe. She later also worked on Adobe Caslon and Myriad (together with Robert Slimbach.) Lithos Pro, released in 2000, added small caps and small figures as well as true Greek language support.
Many books about African Americans and Southwestern cultures use Lithos for its “ethnic” feel, even though it is the wrong ethnicity.