A friend of mine, the sculptor Amy Kann http://www.amykann.com/ is known for her stunning bas relief work and as a result designs her share of coins, medals and plaques involving type as well as portraits in which the subject's name is a critical typographic element. She's asked me to collaborate with her on a project.
The client requested Caslon as close to the 18th Century version as possible. The debates here and elsewhere about the "real" Caslon
There's a great conversation here: http://typophile.com/node/30941 but I can't seem to find a straight answer. Does anyone have a new take on this age old question?
My second question is about typography and coin design, of which I've found scant little in googling "coin design numismatic typography" and similar phrases. Surely a typophile out there has done a study on the subject. A straight search came up with little, but an image search http://bit.ly/eyBQHc scored some beautiful results.
Any typophiles have a special interest in the topic? Thanks in advance. And check out Amy's work. It's great stuff.