bremer antiqua spiral emerson blumenthal louis hoell hœll höll

At the instigation of Ben Mitchell I'm starting this thread, potentially about the often strong influence of silent punchcutters on the end-result fonts. Many type designers (such as JvK) have on occasion derided this contribution, but the least we should admit is that they've played a role, and in the case of successful/appealing fonts presumably a positive one.

Here's an image of Bremer Antiqua:

And here's one of Emerson:

Both fonts were cut by Louis Hoell... almost 3 decades apart!



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