Some kind of wood type?

canderson's picture


Can anyone comment on where this might be from? Is it indeed wood type?

penn's picture

Most likely woodtype with a backwards cut 'M'?

Frode Bo Helland's picture

This appears to be William Caslon's Caslon Italian. Digitized by Paul Barnes of Commercial Type, but that one is not available. See here and here for available digital interpretations. The latter departs more from the source.

canderson's picture

frode frank seems to have it right, at least in terms of the origin. Do you think this was a wood version or metal? it certainly looks like it was carved.

brianskywalker's picture

The M does look weird, but it follows the rest of the design perfectly - the entire contrast is reversed.

penn's picture

Yeah, saw that in Frode's link — interesting.

Mike F's picture

Yet another candidate in the close-but-not-quite category: OK Corral by Michael Hagemann.

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