Tullio d'Albisola — Sculptore, ceramista : Savona, Casa Mazzotti

dstreat's picture

Thanks!

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donshottype's picture

Reminds me of Erbar., http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/erbar/
Here is a non-digitized version that may be closer in some respects, but also has differences from the image. Erbar Grotesk Extra Garnitur. Ludwig & Mayer Frankfurt 1927


So what else was available when the card was printed. Approximate year?
Don

bowfinpw's picture

Looking in Jaspert again, I think this is Semplicita, an Italian sans from 1931. It has the straight-sided U, and the stemless a and d. Canada Type has a version called Semplicita Pro.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

It seems that Durotype also has a version of Semplicita they call Simplo, and it has the same f as the original that goes below the baseline. The CanadaType version has a more conventional f that stops on the baseline.

- Mike Yanega

dstreat's picture

Thanks Don!
That Ludwig & Mayer is a beauty.

& thanks again, Mike!
Semplicita it is. That Jaspert sounds like an amazing resource. I may have to invest in a copy so I can stop bothering you! Any particular edition you'd recommend?

donshottype's picture

You're welcome Daniel. Jaspert is the best reference, together with McGrew's book, for 20th century metal typefaces. Last edition was _The encyclopaedia of type faces [1970]_ by W. Pincus Jaspert, W. Turner Berry, A.F. Johnson. Publisher London: Blandford Press, [4th ed., entirely restyled and greatly enl.] xiii, 420 p. ; 31 cm ISBN 0 7137 0191 9 Out of print, but try Ebay. Might be expensive. Should be in major university libraries as Z250 .J36 1970 or very similar.
Thanks Mike for finding Semplicita -- I know from experience that it's time consuming to go through Jaspert to find a font because there is no detailed classification index -- also thanks for the heads up on the CT and Durotype versions.
Don

dstreat's picture

Thanks Don — I've found both titles on Abe.

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