6 line Gothic No. 81

Though the same line height as the Y posted August 3, this compact character packs a paltry punch. One way to create hierarchy and rhythm within a word or phrase set in all caps is to begin with a heavier version of the same style typeface, a trick I used in the dateline on the Glade showposter I designed and printed earlier this year.

This image was scanned from “Woodtype: selective emphasis for fine typography, by Hamilton,” a simple, boldly designed (leaning heavily – and anachronistically – on modernistic tropes) specimen book from 1960 that attempted (halfheartedly, imho) to prove modern relevance of an obsolete industry.