Dwiggins Falcon promotional poster

afonseca1974's picture

Hi everyone!

Does anyone here as a sample (Hires please) of William Addison Dwiggins Falcon promotional poster? Or a sample in use? Does any digital version of it exists?
Thanks in advance.

António Fonseca

kentlew's picture

There has been no digitization that I'm aware of. I think Dorothy Abbe (WAD's heir) denied permission during her lifetime.

I'm not aware of any promotional poster for Falcon. The fonts were only published posthumously, released in 1961 under Jackson Burke's supervision, many years after Dwiggins had passed away. WAD did some preparations on a promotional booklet (specimen) in 1943. I've seen some of the setups in the C.H. Griffith archive, but I'm not sure it was ever published when the fonts were released, and I've never run across the printed piece (though I'd love to add it to my collection).

I have some proofs of Falcon, but I'm not inclined to post hi-res images to the Internet. What's your specific interest? Feel free to contact me off-line.

Maybe I can trade you for some Quinto do Noval Nacional 2000 vintage . . .

Just kidding ;-)

-- Kent.

kentlew's picture

Just remembered this image I already posted in a previous thread a couple months ago:

speter's picture

Didn't Tiffany write about Falcon (inter alia) for her dissertation at Reading?

nepenthe's picture

Yes she did. You can download it from TypeCulture. I didn't see any images of Falcon in the article, however.

Miss Tiffany's picture

I only have the same information as Kent. Sorry to disappoint.

kentlew's picture

Well, except that Tiffany actually has an example of the first Falcon design, the one that was eventually scrapped and never produced.

Tiff -- Do you still have that issue of the Dolphin that you outbid me for at a TypeCon auction? There's a story (a Poe story, I think) set in Falcon Experimental No. 249. I think it's unidentified and uncredited.

-- K.

Miss Tiffany's picture

I had completely forgotten about that. :^/ Yes. I believe I do still have it...somewhere.

afonseca1974's picture

Miss Tiffany
Can you post a sample?

Thanks in advance
António

Miss Tiffany's picture

I don't have a scanner here. Let me see if I can find it. Perhaps I can get Miguel to post it for me.

afonseca1974's picture

Miss Tiffany

Any luck?
Thanks again.

António

Miss Tiffany's picture

António please keep poking me and eventually I will remember. I'm very sorry. I will try, again, to get it to Miguel for scanning.

Miss Tiffany's picture

António, my first pass on my books and I can't find it. I'll look again tomorrow. Sorry.

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