Thorowgood's 7 Line grotesque

Primary tabs

11 posts / 0 new
Last post
Wade Jenson's picture
Offline
Joined: 18 Jan 2007 - 5:25am
Thorowgood's 7 Line grotesque
0

Are any of the other letters available to see? and did anyone ever do a revival?

Wade Jenson's picture
Offline
Joined: 18 Jan 2007 - 5:25am
0

bump?

Nick Curtis's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Apr 2005 - 8:16am
0

Evidently, more letters are not available on the internet; perhaps someone has some vintage British specimen books...

Nick Shinn's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 Jul 2003 - 11:00am
0

Given the size of the type, it's unlikely a full alphabet would have been shown in a specimen book, or in a single document such as a poster.
However, if someone were to attempt a revival, it would be possible from even these few letters, combined with a general knowledge of early sans letter forms.
The shapes are extremely gnarly, however, which is a bit offputting; one would have to make a lot of "warts and all?" judgement calls. The ultra-tight fit is quite interesting, though, and the funny torque of the "N"s.

Nick Curtis's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Apr 2005 - 8:16am
0

The lowercase s doesn't quite work, weight-wise, either...

Wade Jenson's picture
Offline
Joined: 18 Jan 2007 - 5:25am
0

hmm, I'm interested in attempting a revival, what sort of things do you recommend researching as reference?

Personally I find the "gnarly"-ness very appealing..

Wade Jenson's picture
Offline
Joined: 18 Jan 2007 - 5:25am
0

How big is a "line" in a speciment book, i.e 2-line grotesque, 7-line grotesque?

Kent Lew's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Apr 2002 - 11:00am
0

“#-line” designations started out with a reference to exactly what size was being multiplied — e.g., Four Lines English, Two Lines Great Primer, etc.

Later, I believe that conventions converged on Pica as the foremost basic measure; and 2-line, 7-line, etc., thus refer to multiples of Pica.

Wade Jenson's picture
Offline
Joined: 18 Jan 2007 - 5:25am
0

so "1-line" was never a fixed unit of size?

Antonio Cavedoni's picture
Joined: 27 Aug 2005 - 10:32am
0

Paul Barnes did Thorowgood Sans Condensed.

David Berlow's picture
Offline
Joined: 19 Jul 2004 - 6:31pm
0

Look how nice the spacing is in that old specimen. The delicate interplay between counter and inter-letter spaces makes one want to disable tracking for some fonts.

Cheers!