The Big Three

24 line Futura Bold

This character comes from another font of unfinished (no varnish or shellac on the face) side grain type, probably cut by American Wood Type Manufacturing Co. in the 1950–60s. The entire font has seen so little use that the router marks are clearly visible on the shoulder. The photo also reveals semi-circular craters around the perimeter of the face, vestiges of the production method that become obscured with use.