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15 line Antique Tuscan

This Antique Tuscan X is quite possibly my favorite wood type character… this week anyway. The heart-shaped arrowhead counters make me grin uncontrollably, and the way the lateral counters echo the vertical on a larger scale make this letterform just about perfect.

According to Rob Roy Kelly, this typeface is a true American original (probably), showing up first as a wood type capital alphabet in the 1849 Specimens of Wood Type by Darius Wells and Ebenezer Russell Webb.

3 thoughts on “Not Suitable for Minors”

  1. What an absolutely stunning letterform! This is a very lovely tuscan, it seems to have more ins and outs than many I’ve seen. Thank you for sharing!

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