Tuscan font

rstefan250's picture

This is a scan from Taschen's Type, A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles. It does not say about who, when, or where and I was curious if anybody knew anything about its history? Also does anyone know anything about a similar digital font that can be purchased? I haven't found anything. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you

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donshottype's picture

This mustache terminal Tuscan from a 19th century French foundry has not been digitized as far as I know. Perhaps the closest similar digital fonts are
1. Figgins Tuscan http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hihretrofonts/figgins-tuscan/alternate_cuts.
2. Yuma Regular http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/otto-maurer/yuma/ and
2. Lynchburg http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontmesa/lynchburg/
Don

rstefan250's picture

Hi Don,

Thank you so much for your answer. Do you know by any chance the creator. I was thinking to re-create the font and I wanted to include his name when naming the font. And thanks for the links. Figgins Tuscan looks the closest.

Stefan

donshottype's picture

Hi Stefan, the designers/punch cutters of American foundries are better documented than their French counterparts. In a case like this I would credit the foundry by name and include the date of the specimen.
BTW I agree Figgins Tuscan looks the closest and a good source of inspiration for the missing letters.
Don

rstefan250's picture

Hi Don, thank you for your suggestion. I think I will name the font this way.

Stefan

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