'Novel Open' letterpress display font

mrjono's picture


I recently had a look through a printers spec book from the 50s/60s and found this interesting display face called 'Novel Open'. Does anyone know if it's been digitised? I've googled it but you get a lot of results for those two terms!

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HVB's picture

I haven't seen that specific face (I wish I had), but these two are similar:
Wood Relief

mrjono's picture

It's great isn't it? It was from a type spec printed by Desmond Jeffery. I had the distinct privilege to inspect his archive recently for a show of his work I'm curating. Truly amazing typography and press work!

mrjono's picture

Good spot Mike F!

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