Rare Intertype Fotosetter video
Started by Dave Hughes, March 02, 2008, 01:54:09 AM
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QuoteTo celebrate one thousand visitors to my photostream page, here's an M from one of the older founts in the Hedgehog Press collection. When I acquired it among a lot of other stuff it was labelled 'worn out Bodoni' but it's older than that, more like the mid-19th century Thorowgood. There's no pin-mark and some letters show flow marks from casting in a hand mould. It's on a pre-point system body, about 22pt which would have been 'two line small pica'.As you see, it's been well used (who knows what posters and handbills it played a part in?) but it's just usable still if you like the 'distressed' look. I can't imagine anyone getting this attached to a computer font file in centuries to come.