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Taschen Type Specimen
Member d0n… posted a topic in TalkDiscussion split from here I have a two volume book Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles published by Taschen. It is a type specimen book. They provided an key card to access scans of the specimens. I think I am free to distribute them (I need to read the copyright to make sure I am though). So in case you are interested here I can provide them.
Type Specimens Online
Ralf Herrmann posted a topic in TalkI am starting a list of scanned type specimens online. You are free to add more links. For resource that deal with lettering/sign painting, please use this topic. Flickr Type Specimen Group https://www.flickr.com/groups/type_specimen/pool/ William Caslon – A specimen of printing types (1785) http://www.archive.org/stream/specimenofprinti00caslrich Caslon: A specimen of cast ornaments (1798) http://www.archive.org/stream/specimenofprinti00casl Franklin type foundry, Cincinnati – Convenient book of specimens (1889) http://www.archive.org/stream/convenientbookof00allirich Barnhart bros. & Spindler, Chicago – Book of type specimens (1881) http://www.archive.org/stream/bookoftypespecim00barnrich Keystone Type Foundry, Philadelphia – Abridged specimen book (1906) http://www.archive.org/stream/abridgedspecimen00keysrich Cleveland Type Foundry – Catalogue and book of specimens of type faces (1895) http://www.archive.org/stream/cataloguebookofs00clevrich Palmer & Rey, San Francisco – New specimen book (1884) http://www.archive.org/stream/newspecimenbook00palmrich American Type Founders Company – American specimen book of type styles (1912) http://www.archive.org/stream/americanspecimen00amerrich Lanston Monotype Machine Company – The monotype specimen book of type faces (1922) http://www.archive.org/stream/monotypespecimen00lansrich Inland Type Foundry, St. Louis – Specimen book and catalog (1897) http://www.archive.org/stream/specimenbookcata00inlauoft MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan Co, Philadelphia – Specimens of printing types (1892) http://www.archive.org/stream/specimensofprint00mackrich Selections from the specimen book of the Fann Street Foundry (1874) http://www.archive.org/stream/selectionsfromsp00fann Fifteenth book of specimens from the Cincinnati Type Foundry (1882) http://www.archive.org/stream/fifteenthbookofs00cincrich Condensed Specimen Book from the Boston Type Foundry (1860) http://www.archive.org/stream/condensedspecime00bost Specimen of printing types from the foundery of Binney & Ronaldson, Philadelphia (1812) http://www.archive.org/stream/specimenofprinti00binnrich Book of type specimens by Barnhart bros. & Spindler in Chicago (1907) http://www.archive.org/stream/bookoftypespecim00barnrich
What’s the biggest type specimen book?
Ralf Herrmann posted a topic in TalkThe biggest US type specimen book is very likely one of the ATF books. The 1912 edition with around 1300 pages? The biggest European one might be the Stempel book from 1925 with 1200 pages. Are there other books in a similar size with more than 1000 pages?
Engraver's Old English
Member Kay… posted a topic in TalkHello, I'm doing a design project displaying what Engraver's Old English is used for. Besides religion and newspapers, I'm looking for some help coming up with other ideas that it would be used for. Thanks!
Type: A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles
Ralf Herrmann posted a directory entry in Typography BooksKnow your type: A visual history of fonts and graphic styles: 1628–1938 This book offers a connoisseur’s overview of typeface design, exploring the most elegant fonts from the history of publishing. Taken from a distinguished Dutch collection, this exuberant two-volume edition traces the evolution of the printed letter via exquisitely designed catalogs, showing type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts. Borders, ornaments, initial letters, and decorations are also included, along with lithographic examples, letters by sign writers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers. The first volume covers pre–20th century typeface specimens, with texts by editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar. The second volume covers the period from 1900 to the mid-20th century, and contains a historical outline by Alston W. Purvis. Includes exclusive access with TASCHEN keycard to online image library: over 2,400 high-resolution scans of type specimens downloadable for unrestricted use.