Metal Type

Shrdlu's picture


Can anyone identify these two metal typefaces? I don't think they are American as they aren't in McGrew's book.

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akira1975's picture

The first one is Perpetua Titling.

Mike F's picture

The second is Houtsneeletter by A Van der Vossen for Enschedé, 1927. Digitized poorly by Fontbank years ago as Tarzan (and Brendel as Mahogani).

akira1975's picture

You’re great, Mike, as usual.

Mike F's picture

Nah. Houtsneeletter is rather, well ... distinctive. See it once and you recognize it later. Nice to see you here, Akira.

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