To all collectors and type enthusiasts, I'm selling my pristine copy of the book listed below. I thought you guys passionate about typography might be interested to own one of the most elusive and sought-after book of typography, lettering and phototypesetting.

Check the photos from this link : http://imgur.com/a/irOS7
Price is $1000 (excl. shipping). If you are interested, please contact me from my Typophile profile page.

Title : Alphabet Thesaurus Nine Thousand
Author : Photo Lettering, Inc., 1960. PROFESSIONAL EDITION.

From what little I've seen of the few different Lining Gothic's, I find the them charming.

I really like No. 66 & No. 545, but I haven't been able to look at them up close.

Does anybody know a place on the net with some good specimens of the family?

(I understand that Lining Gothic isn't a full-fledged family.)

Hello everyone,
I'm searching for some unreleased typographics drawings of William Addison Dwiggins. I've heard about some fonts like "Falcon" (I already have a bad pic of this one) or also "Hingham" etc.
Can someone help me about it ? I'm franch and it's quite complicate here to reach this kind of stuffs...

About Heráldica Script

We are proud to add a very complex and new font to our collection.

Ornamented scripts are a Koziupa/Paul specialty, and Heraldica is one of their most expressive. It attains the very definition of deluxe by conjoining the classic thin-and-thick script treatment with thin-only counterpart strokes, then it goes the extra mile with a varied complement of overlaid flourishes. The usual assortment of multiple alternates and ending forms pushes it even further in class and versatility.

Monograms, logos, jewelry packaging and book covers are only a few of the possibilities with such a high-end script.

I recently came across a book, c. 1990, typeset in A. Frutiger's Iridium (Linotronic 500), and realized what a beautiful typeface Iridium is. Like a happier Walbaum, a more humane Bodoni, a better-crafted New Caledonia...

As the Linotype specimen sheet, as always, isn't too helpful -- has anyone has ever used the digital version, or seen a book typeset in it?

thanks in advance!

I found this specimen on an old Vogue magazine cover from 1936.
I'm mostly interested in the humanist antiqua at the bottom (please scroll to the right), but if any of you guys would identify the ones above I would de more than happy.

Keep up the good work!

We are happy to announce start of our new website section called "WebSpecimen".

It should collect typefaces that we think they could be fully useful as webfonts. The idea is to show how an typeface acts in different layout situations, from body text to big titles.

TDF WebSpecimen

The Mevum font, which is showcased on 26+ since 2011 becomes a whole font-family now. An extraordinary true italic with an 18° angle and appropriate bold styles complete the family.


Very happy to announce that Hipster Script is finally published. Hipster got a TDC 20120award and was selected by the Bienal Tipos Latinos.


Featuring more than 1800 glyphs containing ligatures, endings, etc. Hipster is available here:

Check the specimen pdf released with the awesome German Paley's photography collaboration. www.sudtipos.com/downloads/Hipster-Script.pdf


It’s easy to find sans serif typefaces with multiple widths and weights, but large serif families are much less common. The 30-font FF More fills this void. Five weights in each of Condensed, Regular, and Wide widths answer every need of publication design, from strong headlines to readable text and space-efficient information graphics. FF More’s sturdy serifs and gentle contrast withstand the rigors of magazine and newspaper design — retaining clarity despite size, background, or substrate.


Piel Script

After several years receiving images and request for tattoo design using some of our fonts we are proud to announce the release of our lastest font addition with tattoo style on mind.

See the specimen here
License the font here

About Piel Script

When can I copy and sell an expired Typographer's or a current Foundry's type collection if it goes out of business? I am actually being serious when I ask this with sarcasm infused.

I have noticed that roughly in the last 10 years that with the evolution of the internet and software programs, that so many past font specimens have been converted into "updated" versions of typefaces. I realize from previous threads and the comments provided that this takes skill and is really some sort of talent to pull off effectively. That is nice.

You know those single-page specimens the kool kidz at foundries gin up to exhibit many variants of a typeface family on the same page? Each line tells a little story and uses its own variation, as seen on the left-hand page of the illustration for David (“Fools!”) Berlow Type Specimens.

But sometimes all the lines put together tell a big story. I have a dim racial memory that one of our number used the lyrics of Duran Duran’s “The Reflex” in exactly this way. False-memory syndrome? If not, who did it? Don’t leave me answered with a question mark here.

{Full 1920x1200 version here.}

It's as simple as the title states. It's also a custom character. I have not much more to say, although I do hope you enjoy viewing it.

This past summer I printed a small specimen book of 19th century ornamented metal typefaces from the collection at Wells College.

The book is printed in two colors on Arches text laid and all the types are 24 points and higher, one specimen is 72 points. Each typeface gets its own page with a complete showing of all the sorts available in the case. Only one or two faces are missing sorts. There are many shaded ones.

The typefaces are:
Tinted, Tasso, Banquet, Antique Extra Condensed, Aquatint, Dandy, Modoc, Columbus, Art Gothic, Rubens, Yukon Pointed, Tuscan Stellar, Halftone, Obelisk, Alpine, Gothic Shade, Ruskin, Condensed Roman, Ray Shade, Tuscan Floral, Souvenir and Aurora Uncial.
The labels, front matter and colophon are all set in Dante.

FontShop.com recently introduced our Gallery page, showcasing additional specimens and examples of type in use found on the Web. When an image is added, it appears on both the Latest Gallery page as well as on any font or package page from the type family in use. Congrats to Klavika, the current frontrunner with 18 gallery images added so far!

Letters from Antarctica is a wonderful slideshow designed by the creative team of Veer to announce the launch of my new font Business Penmanship

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