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I was recently asked to write a short article about typography (readers will mostly be graphic designers) for a new journal dedicated to posters, initiated by local designers. I've decided to present the Roman Scherer types as they're fascinating, Swiss and obscure. I remember seeing a beautiful specimen when I was studying in the Hague at the TypeMedia Master course.
The idea was of course to complement the article with scans of a Roman Scherer specimen. The article focuses on polychromatic types and I'm looking for some scans. The designer I know, who kindly offered me to scan pages the specimen he owns, can't find it anymore unfortunately. I have to find illustrations by the end of this week! I contacted the St Bride Library, as they have one specimen but only with monochromatic types…
I'm wondering if someone, a lucky Roman Scherer type specimen owner, would be willing to help me with this project. There's no money, all I can offer are copies of the journal and a selection of stunning swiss chocolate.
Here's a letter I traced from the second online resource: