I have been unable to ﬁnd a distributor for the Victor Hammer face Andromaque, apparently digitized by Paul Baker in 1995. Anyone know of a source for this? Gerald
An old post, but still . . . as I was curious about Baker's Andromaque as well . . . I thought I would add for the sake of posterity that the original Andromaque matrices are at Wells College in Aurora NY. When I was director at their Book Arts Center plans with in motion to purchase from Stan Nelson a hand mould outfitted to hand-cast metal sorts from the original matrices. (Yes, I was channelling my inner James Mosley a la Rare Book School demonstrations.) Plans fell through when a new Dean took over and withdrew support for the Center in hopes of shutting it down and selling off its assets.
Gerald Somewhat irrelevant to your question, but Paul Hayden Duensing engraved it in 14 point from the drawings which he borrowed from his friend, Robert Hunter Middleton. I believe the matrices have been dispersend between two or three friend of Paul. It is possible the Andromaque mats are with Rich Hopkins, publisher of the ATF Newsletter, and founder of The American Typecasting Fellowship. Jim Rimmer
Sorry, I do know how to spell dispersed. Jim
Jim Thanks. Appreciate the response. I am no longer equiped to use metal I’m afraid, so still looking for that digital version. Congrats on the Duensing. Been hearing very good reports on it. Gerald
Jim Back again. Someone mentioned a while back that you had digitized Elizabeth? Gerald
Gerald Yes, I did digitize Elizabeth and Italic. Jim Rimmer
Jim Do have a list of the typefaces that you have digitized? and if they are for sale, a price list? Gerald