(x) scanned from type specimen (mid-30's) - Fat Face {David Thometz}

kraftie's picture

What i do know is that the designer scanned this caps from a type specimen dated from the mid-30's. no info other than that.

http://www.thecaptainsofindustry.com/pinbackpost.jpg

Stephen Coles's picture

Wow, that is a pretty thing. Never seen one quite
like it, but check this and this out.

There are some nice posters at that place. If you
like the style, you would enjoy Aesthetic Apparatus.
Stuff for sale!

Stephen

kraftie's picture

stephen,
i know ALL about aesthetic apparatus. you should check out the patent pending as well, http://www.thepatentpending.com and methane studios has some nice stuff too: http://www.methanestudios.com/

thanks for the links!

kraftie's picture

stilla ef is mighty nice.

kraftie's picture

here is a poster that i just finished, my first to be screen printed. no big woooh typographically (yay for Univers), but it was kind of a rush job, and i did it for free. criticisms are welcome, haven't sent it out to print just yet.

http://www.kraftie.net/testpages/piebald.html

gulliver's picture

The font can be found in the Dover book titled:

"Old-Time Advertising Cuts And Typography:
184 Plates from the Boston Type and
Stereotype Foundry Catalog (1832)"
(Edited by Stephen O. Saxe, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1989)

The type is listed as "Fat Face" under various different weights (each named by the old system, "English, No. 1", "English, No. 2", "Great Primer, No. 1", "Great Primer No. 2", "Double Pica", "Real Double Pica", "Double English, No. 1", "Double English, No. 2", ""Double Great Primer", "Double Paragon", "Canon, No. 1", "Canon, No. 2", "Five Lines Pica", "Fourteen Lines Pica", "Twenty Lines Pica" etc.

The specimens are printed on pages 8 through 33.

I don't know of any digital version of this face, but I'd love to see it (and several others in the book) made into digital form.

I hope this helps.
David

kraftie's picture

wow, david thanks a lot. maybe i can locate a copy of that book somewhere.

gulliver's picture

> The type is listed as "Fat Face" under various
> different weights (each named by the old
> system, "English, No. 1", "English, No. 2",
> "Great Primer, No. 1", "Great Primer No. 2",
> "Double Pica", "Real Double Pica", "Double
> English, No. 1", "Double English, No. 2",
> ""Double Great Primer", "Double Paragon",
> "Canon, No. 1", "Canon, No. 2", "Five Lines
> Pica", "Fourteen Lines Pica", "Twenty Lines
> Pica" etc.

Of course, I meant to type "various different
sizes", not "weights".... It was late. :)

David
(more rested now)

kraftie's picture

here is a link to that book if anyone else is interested:

http://store.yahoo.com/doverpublications/0486260232.html

kraftie's picture

and some of the originals are in this collection:
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/tradecat/1print.htm

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