12 line Arabian

With its beveled corners and bulbous, semi-ornamental median treatment, it’s easy to overlook Arabian’s roots as a basic condensed Gothic. But it’s not hard to see why Rob Roy Kelly described Arabian as the most outstanding of the semi-ornamental Gothic derivatives.

The stamp on the side of the three Arabian capital A’s in my font (shown below) was used by Wm. H. Page & Co. beginning around 1859.