Roycroft is named after the influential Arts and Crafts private press and artist community. The Roycroft creed was "a belief in working with the head, hand and heart and mixing enough play with the work so that every task is pleasurable and makes for health and happiness."
Roycroft was originally created by Miller & Richard of Scotland under the name Teutonic. The earliest example we're aware of is from their 1909 catalog. It is a hand-carved face, rather than one cut by machines. In fact, the hand of the artist is so present in this type, that each copy of every letter has its own character.
Our digital version is rendered in both clean and distressed weights, with alternate capital characters taking the place of the lowercase in the distressed version.
WTR Roycroft was drawn from 12-line (144 point) wood type; it is a display face, and is best used at larger sizes.