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My classmate and I (grad students at the Rhode Island School of Design / amateur type designers) are trying to dig up some information on one of the IBM Selectric (II/III) typeball fonts - Artisan. We've found some scans of it online, but nothing on the specific history of that face (designer, year, etc), or any specimens larger than type size. If anyone has any leads, or knows who to get in touch with, that would be much appreciated!
Thinking more about http://typophile.com/node/102265#comment-554633, I realized that I know zilch about fonts used on the older-generations typewriters. You know: those before Selectric’s changeable type (or was there changeable type before IBM?), and before Courier.