Why, Robert E. Smith, Why?

15 line Brush

Robert E. Smith designed Brush in 1942 as part of a campaign by the American Type Foundry to replace script faces produced earlier in the century.

When taken out of context, this capital Y reverts to a bold, gestural brush stroke. Warping of this end grain block made it difficult to get a solid proof, further emphasizing the calligraphic nature of the design.