Question about Desdemona Solid typeface.

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Question about Desdemona Solid typeface.
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Hi all.

I was wondering if anyone here might know the answer to this question? Was Desdemona Solid ever released by Letraset as a rubdown sheet? And if so, what was the sheet number and about what year. Thank you for any assistance you might lend to the discussion.

-Ed M.

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I don't know if this is the original issue year, but Desdemona Solid shows up in the 1981 Letraset catalog as LG 601 to LG 604 (72, 60, 48 and 36 pt)...

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Hi Oldnick.

Wow! That was quick. Thank you for your info. Do they show the entire font set ( as I recall, they probably do not). The original issue year is not all that important. I was hoping to find out a range of years that it was in their catalogs. Very, very helpful. Thank you again so much.

-Ed M.

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Desdemona Solid is in the 1986 Letraset Catalog (LG 601 to LG 604) Upper and lowercase plus numbers and basic punctuation as on standard rub down sheet is shown.

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… lift up your skirt and fly.

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It's in 1989.

Have a look at some of the recent links in this thread. http://typophile.com/node/66278

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Upon further research found Desdemona Solid in 1976 Letraset Catalog

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Thank you all for your help. Could anyone perhaps provide a decent quality scan so I can see the character set? I would appreciate it very much. Thanks again. I'm on the search for an old Letraset catalog from the late 1970's.

-Ed/emojo5

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http://www.nicksfonts.com/depot/desdemona.zip

600 dpi grayscale, same size as in the '81 catalog...

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Hi Oldnick.

WOW!! Thank you so much. That's a very big help.

Ed/emojo5