Historical Design

sean's picture

From London- I am guessing. The text dates it at 1592. I think it is in stone. It might be wood. It is a gold rubbing that I have in my house. This image has been enhanced to help the possible identification. Good luck. I think there are some intersting issues with this specimen.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Looks a lot like Caslon

sean's picture

The "W" is not of a Caslon I have seen. The "g" is way different and the"Y" is not the same. "d" does not match.

The x-height is much lower than Caslon.

-smc

Miss Tiffany's picture

Hmm... I was only giving you a suggestion. This is obviously hand drawn letterforms. Do you just want something close?

Historical Allsorts?
Serapion?
Caslon Antique?

The 'W' isn't correct, but this is still interesting.

What are you trying for?? Exact match or mood?

sean's picture

Well, to be honest, if I can't find a match I was thinking of digitizing it. So I am just researching I guess.

Do you think this would be worthy or a waste?

Thanks for your help so far Tiffany.

-smc

Miss Tiffany's picture

I think it has some curious and affecting characteristics. I also think if you could find more scrap, so to speak, from the same time period, it could become a provocative vernacular-like revival. For instance, studying all of the tombstones around and in Boston, and then developing a face.

IMHO

sean's picture

What does "IMHO" mean?

-smc

hrant's picture

> studying all of the tombstones around and in Boston

And attending a talk by Matthew Carter about that - his thing in Rome was great.

hhp

Miss Tiffany's picture

In my humble opinion. ;)

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