Gaudier-Brzeska & Ezra Pound

Andrew Osman's picture

Any information on this would be brilliant. As far as I am aware it is from the cover of a book about Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, published within or shortly after the active period of the artist (the early part of the last century). Everyone is charmed by the A. If this is a full alphabet it would be fantastic to see a complete sample as I am hoping to redraw for a client. Many thanks.

hrant's picture

Just as an aside, that style of "A" is often seen as Basque.

hhp

Ryan Maelhorn's picture

Don't know what it is, but looks like it would be pretty easy to redraw just from this sample. Especially if you only need caps and no punctuation.

riccard0's picture

It could be a good Fontstruct project too.

Chris Dean's picture

For future reference, please post ID requests on the main Type ID Board:

http://typophile.com/typeid

There is no need to re-post this particular ID. It will be moved for you.

Andrew Osman's picture

Thanks all.

I started drawing this earlier. It is very simple in proportion. I am trying to settle on the weight, which varies with the impression of each name. I quite like how things have softened up as well - filed corners?

Hrant, sounds interesting, care to expand?

Andrew Osman's picture

Sorry Christopher, I don’t understand. I haven’t posted an ID since before Typophile was redesigned. Has the system changed?

Chris Dean's picture

There is the main Type ID board, where you post ID requests:
http://www.typophile.com/typeid

When an ID is solved, a moderator moves it to the Solved boards:
http://www.typophile.com/typeid/solved

Sometimes, people accidentally post there requests on the Solved boards instead of the main Type ID board. It’s actually a very common mistake. Especially for new users. When someone is looking to identify a typeface for someone they go to the main ID board to review posts. They do not go to the Solved boards. If you post a request on the Solved board, it is unlikely that anyone will ever see it, and you won’t get any help.

Long/short, if you want someone to identify a typeface for you, don’t post on the Solved boards, post on the main Type ID board.

Does this clarify?

Ryuk's picture

A list of similars, unfortunately no matching /A: Canaveral, Black Bear, Baltimore Geometric

fvilanakis's picture

You may also find interesting the following similar fonts:
Geometric Bold /A/B/E/Z/ are different
Pomodoro /A/E/K/ are different

Andrew Osman's picture

Chris, thanks I see where I went wrong now.

Some of the above typefaces are very similar - some suggestion that there was a trend for this c. 1880. Can anyone shed any light on this. Nick Curtis perhaps?

Thanks all.

Andrew Osman's picture

http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncomptype/typogra...

Following on from the link to Baltimore Geometric I decided to look through type specimens from the end of the 1800s, hoping that something similar may have been gathered up by ATF. I’ll let you know how I get on.

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