history of typography

Bevel Font History

Hey Guys,

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am looking into the use of Bevel fonts (see example image below) and I am struggling to find a history of the font - where it came about/why it came about/any decent foundries that specialise in Beveled fonts.

If anyone knows anything about Bevel fonts i'd really appreciate it.


the color of red in typography

often have i read that the color of red has been the only available color in "the old days" to distinct an element from the rest of the black typography. so red is often called the "color of typography".

but why is that? does somebody know any source that explains the reason behind this? i assume that color was something rare then, and probably red was easier (?) to produce, but why? does anybody know how red color was produced during the times of gutenberg or why it was often chosen as the only color next to black?

thanks a lot in advance.