The typeface of brotherly love

clashmore's picture

I'm looking for a typeface that is in some way related to Philadelphia. It could be that the designer was born and raised there, or that it is featured on a Philly landmark, etc. Any ideas?

blank's picture

Benjamin Franklin used a lot of Caslon in Philly.

will powers's picture

Philadelphia was home to one of the first successful typefoundries in our young republic. From the Binny & Ronaldson foundry issued the face that is the forerunner of Monticello. Read more here:

http://press.princeton.edu/Monticello/

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& wasn't it in his Philadelphia years that Ben Franklin cut Franklin Gothic? Have I got that right?

powers

blank's picture

Be careful, Will. Some airhead design student will quote this thread in a paper put the contents into the Franklin Gothic Wikipedia entry.

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