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I´m making a book based on the short story "library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borge as a school assignment. (studying graphic design.)
I´m about to decide on a font.
In the story Borge describes the font used in all the books in the library:
"To perceive the distance between the divine and the human, it is enough to compare these crude wavering symbols which my fallible hand scrawls on the cover of a book, with the organic letters inside: punctual, delicate, perfectly black, inimitably symmetrical. "
Just by reading this description, what would you say the font could be?
Does anyone know if there is a program I can use that will make a sample of all the typefaces in my library which can then be printed our or made into a PDF for reference?
@typeid > Here is an original sign from Arne Jacobsens Rødovre Library. But which font is used? Help much appreciated !
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I'm looking for typefaces similar to this engraved type in the New York Public Library.