(x) New York Magazine typeface - Elderkin {James}

Sorry the jpg didn't make it in my first post.

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Sorry, I can't seem to get the jpg. to show:-( Will ask for help on another page.

Isn't that Eric Olson's retired grotesque?

Troubleman:
Thanks. What happened to this typeface? Is it no longer available to buy anywhere?

Just disappeared from their site. There was a thread about this somewhere. Finding it is another story.

edit: Found the ID thread I was talking about: here

Eric Mentions the removal in this thread

A few of my typefaces were made for very specific projects (Process Grotesque + Elderkin) and really have no contribution to make beyond that. Sure they look fine, but who cares? I'm not thrilled with them and plan on removing them this spring.

I always feel a bit sad when a designer removes fonts from a body of his work regardless of how they feel about them now.

Eric himself commented on this in a previous thread. I have a concert tonight, so give me some time and I'll try to find that specific thread. Search isn't working yet, so...

Enjoy the concert. Thanks for your help.

Looks kinda like Hoefler's Knockout series.

http://www.typography.com/catalog/knockout/index.html

I found this, old info:
http://typographi.com/000134.php
June 03, 2002

Shiny New Foundry: Process Type

Witness the (alternately organic and digital) beauty of Eric Olson’s Process Type. Featured are the first four families: an old-school grot with exagerrated quirks, a surprisingly usable product of ASCII art, an exploration of the same industrial roundness found in Frere-Jones’ Garage Gothic, and a thoughtful take on Courier. The site itself is notable, glowing of attention to usability.

Update, April 15
Process Grotesque and Elderkin have vanished from the Process Type website but the fonts are still available for sale at MyFonts.

'Garage Gothic', may be a close, and available, alternate..

On Saturday February 8th 2003 Eric said about Process Grotesque in the Selling Through a Foundry (Pros and Cons, Preparation) thread:

(...) The other avoidable mistake would have been thinking the work through more. A few of my typefaces were made for very specific projects (Process Grotesque + Elderkin) and really have no contribution to make beyond that. Sure they look fine, but who cares? I'm not thrilled with them and plan on removing them this spring.

Process Grotesque, now renamed Maple, will be back on the market in August '05, according the Process Type web site.

I got a sneak peek a few weeks ago, and it's going to be sweet!

Yves, I quoted that exact same thing earlier in this thread. Could have saved you some time! :)

I think I'm just going to crawl back under the bed sheets and wait for my moderator privileges to be reinstated and the new Typophile gets explained to me in detail. :-(

Thanks all. I got to see the new Process Maple (the former Process Grotesque) as well, it's lovely.

I forgot to mention that you might want to take a look at YouWorkForThem's Ultramagnetic.

(quickly scans the thread to check if someone else posted this information earlier on) :-D