Archived entries for Broadway Condensed

12 line Broadway Condensed

Picture and printed proof of 12 line Broadway Condensed wood type capital letter S

12 line Broadway Condensed

12 line Broadway Condensed

12 line Broadway Condensed

12 line Broadway Condensed

12 line Broadway Condensed

Radio City Here I Come

12 line Broadway Condensed

The Rockettes-ready leg on this capital K flirts with the limits of legibility.

V for Victory

12 line Broadway Condensed

Alright typophiles, the first reader to post a correct comment about what’s wrong with this letter (I was rather surprised to make this discovery) will get a sweet wood type proof postcard in the mail.

“They say the neon lights are bright”

12 line Broadway Condensed

Broadway was originally designed by America’s most prolific type designer, Morris Fuller Benton, as a foundry metal type. It was released as a caps only face by the American Type Foundry (ATF) in 1927. The Lanston Monotype Machine Company copied Broadway in 1928, but added a lowercase. Benton added Broadway Condensed in 1929, with a lowercase. This 12 line wood type version is cut from the side grain and has no manufacturer’s mark.



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