Catacomb is inspired by lettering from various fourth and fifth century Christian
inscriptions. In that period of social turmoil, letters became more dynamic, displaying
such features as irregular stick-like forms, and free-ranging compositions. The font,
consisting of variants for each letter and early-Christian symbols, was designed by
Garrett Boge in 1997.
(Catacomb comes bundled with the
Early Christian Set
, along with Philocalus