Well reminded

I was traipsing around the internet recently and came across Daniel Rhatigan's picture of an old Monotype specimen on Flickr and his mention of an [[http://typophile.com/node/28292|older thread here.]]

Tiffany says that it looks like the italic for Renner's Steile Futura, which is the starting point of another massive discussion [[http://www.typophile.com/node/18227|here]] (which I confess I missed at the time). And I agree with her – the two faces are startlingly close, but Daniel's date for the Monotype specimen pre-dates Steile Futura by at least a decade.

At last I have got off my arse and done something about it (outlines in progress below), but the question I want to ask now is "Is Monotype Condensa an (English) knock-off of the (German) Steile Futura Italic?"