Serif typeface reminiscent of capitalis monumentalis

Frans's picture

Hi, guys and girls!
Okay, so I've come across this typeface in two separate (but related) publications and am extremely curious to know its name/s and origin.

This image is from an Anne Rice short story published in the January 1979 issue of Playboy magazine.

And these images are from the dust jacket of "The Tale of the Body Thief", a novel by Anne Rice published in 1992.


Now, I have come across two fonts that are almost identical to this typeface: Octavian (by Brendel Informatik, 1994) and Implicit SSi (by Southern Software, 1992).
So, can anybody here PLEASE help me out with more information about this typeface?

fvilanakis's picture

There is also Esther by Brendel Informatik, 1994
which looks like a perfect match to your samples (better than Octavian and Implicit)
but I don't know if this is really an original design by Brendel Informatik.

The reason is that Both Brendel Informatik and Southern Software are known for a lot of font forgeries, and Esther font is included in a list in the following forgery report:
http://www.sanskritweb.net/forgers/greenstreet.pdf

Frans's picture

My word! Thanks so, so, SO much! I probably would never have found Esther were it not for you! And yes, it's an exact match, as you said. Awesome!
Now the question is: Which font did Brendel steal to "create" Ether? Ooh, I'm so very curious!
Thanks again!

akira1975's picture

The real name is Wolf Antiqua, designed by Hans-Jürgen Wolf in 1966.

Frans's picture

Thanks, Akira! Unfortunately I can't find any information about Wolf Antiqua or its designer on the internet. May I ask where you got your info? I just want to have some reference material to go on. Thank you again!

Frans's picture

Thanks, Special-K. I appreciate it. I wonder why information on him and his typeface is so scarce, though.

Michel Boyer's picture

Write "Wolf Antiqua", select "font/info" and click "search-name" at the bottom of Mike Yanega's Serif search form and you will get access to a sample and also an additional name, Justine (NV).

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