Origin & Development of the Linotype - Inland Printer
Started by Dave Hughes, October 24, 2023, 06:35:23 PM
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QuoteThe type family "Signal" was designed by Walter Wege and released during the 1930s by the foundry H. Berthold AG in Berlin. Its remarkable script design brought a mid-century lettering style—typically reserved for sign painters—into the realm of letterpress printing.The type family became quite popular after its release. However, as typesetting technologies changed in the latter half of the 20th century, the Signal fonts were left behind and gradually faded into obscurity. Today, Signal is a cherished design among letterpress printers fortunate enough to possess some of the remaining letterpress fonts. But the design is hardly known by graphic designers and other users of digital fonts.